Thursday, May 9, 2013
Holly Miktarian joined thousands of bicycle riders in New Jersey this week to honor fallen police officers.
In her husband's memory, Holly Miktarian participated in a Police Unity Tour Thursday morning where more than 1,000 participants joined her to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Memorial. The ride began in Morristown, NJ and will end in Washington D.C. at the National Law Enforcement Officer Memorial on Sunday. Harry Phillips, the tour's executive director, said in this NJ.com story that the ride aims to raise $1.7 million. Each participant raised at least $1,000. "Everyone coming together for the same cause is just really amazing," Miktarian said at the tour's first rest stop in Morristown. Josh Miktarian was shot and killed in July 2008. Click here for previous Patch coverage. To read the entire NJ.com story, click here.
Monday, February 11, 2013
The family of Joshua Miktarian and the Twinsburg Police hope last week's sentencing means they can finally move on.
The family of Joshua Miktarian and the Twinsburg Police hope last week's sentencing means they can finally move on. Miktarian, a Twinsburg Police officer, was murdered in 2008 by Ashford Thompson during a traffic stop. Last week, two women who aided Thompson after the murder were sentenced to probation. Both Holly Miktarian and Police Chief Chris Noga talked after the sentences were handed down about how they hope they and Joshua can now find peace nearing five years after that tragic night. If you missed any of Twinsburg Patch's coverage last week, you can read the stories here:
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Mayor Katherine Procop released a statement reacting to the sentences of the two women who aided the killer of Joshua Miktarian
Mayor Katherine Procop called the sentences handed down Wednesday against two women who aided the murderer of Joshua Miktarian "disappointing." Bridget Robinson and Danielle Roberson were each given two years of probation, with Roberson also receiving six months of house arrest. These sentences were the maximum allowed by Ohio law for the charges they pleaded guilty to, felony obstruction of justice, according to Twinsburg Police. Procop released a statement after being asked for her reaction by the local media. The mayor's complete statement: The acts of Ashford Thompson’s sister and girlfriend were reprehensible. While I am very pleased that the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor took action to hold these women accountable for their crimes, the …
Bridget Robinson, of Solon, and Danielle Roberson, of Akron, expressed remorse for the death of Joshua Miktarian but also gave reasons for their actions that night.
Bridget Robinson and Danielle Roberson expressed remorse for the death of a Twinsburg Police officer Wednesday before a judge handed out sentences to both of them. Robinson, of Solon, and Roberson, of Akron, pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, a felony, for their roles in trying to help Ashford Thompson the night he murdered Twinsburg Police Officer Joshua Miktarian. Robinson is Thompson's sister. Roberson was his girlfriend. Thompson was convicted of murdering Miktarian and now awaits execution in an Ohio prison. The women were sentenced to two years of probation and fined. Roberson will serve six months of home confinement. MORE COVERAGE: Authorities say Robinson gave Thompson vasoline to try to help him remove Miktarian's handcuff…
Twinsburg Police Chief Chris Noga spoke Wednesday in court about his fallen friend and colleague, Joshua Miktarian.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Holly Miktarian spoke before the sentencing Wednesday of two women who tried to aid the killer of her husband, police officer Joshua Miktarian.
Bridget Robinson, 37, of Solon, and Danielle Roberson, 27, of Akron, were not sentenced to prison Feb. 6 for their role in the murder of Twinsburg Police officer Joshua Miktarian.
The two women who tried to help the killer of Twinsburg Police Officer Joshua Miktarian will not be going to prison but received the maximum sentences allowed by Ohio law. Bridget Robinson, 37, of Solon, and Danielle Roberson, 27, of Akron, received suspended sentences from Judge Daniel Gaul in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Please for their role in trying to help killer Ashford Thompson get away. Robinson is Thompson's sister and Roberson is his ex-girlfriend. "These were the maximum sentences allowed by the Ohio Revised Code for the crimes to which each pled," according to a statement issued on the Twinsburg Police Department Facebook page. WATCH: Holly Miktarian's Emotional Plea For Justice Robinson and Roberson both pleaded guilty in…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Twinsburg residents and other supporters ponied up to help Holly Miktarian reach her fundraising goal so she can ride in the Police Unity Tour in support of her late husband, Joshua Miktarian.
A little publicity goes a long way. A day ago, Holly Miktarian was still hundreds of dollars away from her goal to raise $1,000 to join the Police Unity Tour and ride in honor of her late husband, Twinsburg Police officer Joshua Miktarian. Twinsburg Patch posted an item Wednesday morning pointing supporters to Miktarian's donation page. Then Fox 8 News did a story in Wednesday evening's newscast. As of midnight on Wednesday, Miktarian raised $170 and needed another $830. As of this morning, Miktarian had raised $1,370, surpassing her goal. Would you like to donate? Visit Miktarian's donation page. Twinsburg residents not only ponied up cash, but also gave their support in messages. The Estep Family posted: "As Twinsburg residents, Officer …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Holly Miktarian needs to raise $1,000 to ride in the Police Unity Tour from New Jersey to Washington D.C. this May. She plans to ride in honor of her late husband, Twinsburg Policeman Joshua Miktarian.
Holly Miktarian plans to ride a bicycle from New Jersey to Washington D.C. in honor of her fallen husband, Twinsburg Policeman Joshua Miktarian, and another fallen area officer. Miktarian plans to participate in the Police Unity Tour, a bicycle ride in May that raises money for the National Law Enforcement Memorial in the nation's capital. To participate, Miktarian needs to raise $1,750 for the memorial. She still has to raise $830. Would you like to donate? Visit Miktarian's donation page. On her page, Miktarian explains that she will ride in honor of her husband, who was killed during a traffic stop in 2008, and Tommy Patton, a Cleveland Heights police officer who died in the line of duty in 2010. Miktarian said she has never done …