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10th ANNUAL OFFICER JOSHUA T. MIKTARIAN POKER RUN

Holly Miktarian & Twinsburg Police Association

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

10th ANNUAL OFFICER JOSHUA T. MIKTARIAN POKER RUN

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The Officer Joshua T. Miktarian Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to carry on Officer Joshua Miktarian’s dedication to the field of Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement. Two scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to a graduating student from both Twinsburg High School and Tallmadge High School due to Officer Miktarian’s link to both communities. Officer Miktarian proudly served the community of Twinsburg as a police officer for eleven years. Officer Miktarian was also a long-time resident of Tallmadge, graduating from Tallmadge High School in 1993.

ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND.


Resistration and complimentary breakfast starts at 9am at Glenwillow Grille.

First bike out is at 10:30am and last bike out is at 11:30am.

Last bike in is at 4pm at Brewsters Cafe, Bistro & Pub.

2681 Creekside Drive, Twinsburg, Ohio 44087.

Dinner starts at 4pm.

Cost- $20 Riders - $20 Passengers- CARS ARE WELCOME

DINNER AND ENTERTAINMENT PROVIDED AFTER THE RUN

 

MODERN COUNTRY COVER BAND

"BUCK NAKED" PERFORMING

 

CASH BAR

Best Poker Hand $200

Second Best $150

Worst Poker Hand $100

All proceeds benefit the Joshua T. Miktarian Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Have questions about 10th ANNUAL OFFICER JOSHUA T. MIKTARIAN POKER RUN? Contact Holly Miktarian & Twinsburg Police Association

When

Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM (EDT)


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Organizer

Holly Miktarian & Twinsburg Police Association

Police Officer
Joshua T. Miktarian


END OF WATCH: July 13, 2008
Twinsburg Police Department
Age 33 | Badge# 45

Officer Joshua T. Miktarian joined the Twinsburg Police Department in February 1997 after briefly working for the Cuyahoga Falls Police Department and the Uniontown Police Department. In 2002, Josh was joined by his K-9 partner, Bagio on patrol as the second canine team in the department’s history.

Josh was a huge Cleveland sports fan who attended many Browns, Indians and Cavs games. He loved playing guitar and his band, Barium played many venues in the Akron area. Josh was the officer in the Twinsburg Police Department who could always make everyone laugh no matter how bad a day that person was having. His impressions and pranks were legendary. As a police officer, Josh was fair, but firm. He believed in giving people a second chance, most of the time when he stopped traffic offenders, he warned them and sent them on their way if they had no other issues.

Early in the morning of July 13, 2008, Officer Miktarian stopped a vehicle on Glenwood Drive just west of State Route 91 for a loud music violation and suspicion of drunk driving. Very shortly after calling in the license plate, Officer Miktarian requested backup. Seconds later, the Twinsburg Communications Center received a phone call from a resident who lived near where Officer Miktarian was conducting the traffic stop. The caller reported hearing loud yelling and loud popping noises coming from outside her residence.

Dispatchers immediately attempted to reach Officer Miktarian on the radio but received no response from him. Officers from several jurisdictions responded and upon arrival at the scene observed Officer Miktarian lying on the ground next to his cruiser with Bagio still inside the car. They discovered that Officer Miktarian had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to his head. He was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. The suspect, who had fled the scene immediately after shooting Officer Miktarian, was apprehended a short time later by the Bedford Heights Police Department assisted by the Bedford Police Department.

Joshua T. Miktarian is the first police officer killed in the line of duty in the history of the Twinsburg Police Department and the first police officer to die in the line of duty in Summit County in almost 15 years.

The day after his death, over a thousand community members came together in front of the Twinsburg Government Center for a candlelight vigil. Several thousand police officers attended Josh’s funeral and many, many community members in Tallmadge, Munroe Falls, Stow, Hudson, Twinsburg and Oakwood Village lined the 20-mile long motorcade route.

Officer Miktarian is survived by his wife, Holly, who served as an Oakwood Village officer, his baby daughter, Thea, and his mother, brother and sister, and many loving family members and friends. We miss him greatly. Officer Joshua T. Miktarian is gone from this world, but he is never far from our hearts and our memories.


About the TPA

Supporting our Members, Community and Fellow LEO's.
Donations through PayPal, send to: twinsburgpoliceassociation@yahoo.com

Mission

"To promote the general social, civic and individual welfare and education of the members; to promote and sponsor a training program for the members fo the Twinsburg Police Department; to promote and sponsor youth activities and to assist in the developement and maintenance of good citizenship in Twinsburg"

Overview

Membership is made up of all Twinsburg Police Officers, Dispatchers, Administration and several Honorary Members.
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