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Police Officer
Joshua T. Miktarian

Twinsburg Police Department, Ohio
End of Watch: Sunday, July 13, 2008

Police Officer Joshua Miktarian was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Glenwood Drive at approximately 2:00 am. 

Approximately two minutes after making the initial stop he radioed for assistance. Dispatchers then received several 911 calls reporting gunshots. Responding officers located Officer Miktarian suffering from gunshot wounds and was flown to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect was arrested a short time later by members of the Bedford Heights Police Department. He was convicted of all charges in May 2010 and sentenced to death in June 2010.

Officer Miktarian had served with the Twinsburg Police Department for 11 years and also served as a part-time officer with the Uniontown Police Department. He was survived by his wife, who is also a police officer, and their 3-month-old daughter.