Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Josh Miktarian was shot and killed while on duty in July 2008.
It is National Police Officer week and the Twinsburg Police Department is remembering their friend Officer Joshua Miktarian, who died in the line of duty in July 2008, and all fallen officers. Wednesday is National Peace Officers Day. On Monday, at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C., those who died in the line of duty in 2013 were remembered. Lt. Bob Gonsiewski and Officer Jeff Hayes represented the Twinsburg Police Department at the event, according to this Facebook post. Also shared on the police department's Facebook page is a list of events this week to celebrate and memorialize fallen officers during the 28th Annual Police Memorial Commemoration. Josh's wife, Holly, participated in a Police Unity Tour last …
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.
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Ashford Thompson's sister, Bridget Robinson, and his former girlfriend, Danielle Roberson, pleaded not guilty to charges of obstruction of justice and tampering
Two women who were arrested in connection to the 2008 murder of Twinsburg police officer Joshua Miktarian pleaded not guilty to charges of obstructing justice and tampering with evidence Wednesday, according to the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Court's Office. Bridget Robinson, sister of Miktarian's killer, Ashford Thompson, pleaded not guilty to two charges of obstruction of justice, two counts of attempted obstruction of justice and two charges of tampering with evidence. Danielle Roberson, Thompson's former girlfriend, pleaded not guilty to two charges of obstruction of justice and one count of tampering with evidence. According to the Plain Dealer, both women were arrested by the U.S. Marshall's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force …