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06-09-09, 02:30 AM #1Rookie
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Pennsylvania State Trooper shot in the line of duty and killed,
To all AAST members:
We regret to inform you of the line of duty shooting death of Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Joshua D. Miller, Troop N, Swiftwater, on June 7, 2009. Trooper Miller was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a kidnapping suspect. Trooper Robert J. Lombardo was also shot during the exchange of gunfire and is currently listed in satisfactory condition at Community Medical Center (CMC) in Scranton , where he is being treated for his wounds.
At 7:45 p.m. on June 7th, members of the Nazareth Police Department responded to a report of a protection-from-abuse order violation involving a weapon. As they arrived, the suspect took a 9-year-old boy from his mother at gunpoint and fled the location in a vehicle, leading to a 40 mile vehicle pursuit.
The suspect's vehicle was stopped in Coolbaugh Township ( Monroe County ) when members of the Pennsylvania State Police utilized the PIT maneuver, causing the vehicle to crash. Following the crash, the suspect opened fire on officers, killing Trooper Miller and wounding Trooper Lombardo. The suspect was also killed during the exchange of gunfire.
Trooper Miller was assigned to the Swiftwater State Police Barracks. He is survived by his wife, Angela, and three children.
Funeral arrangements and other information can be obtained from the Pennsylvania State Police at (717) 783-5556.
Please keep the Miller family as well as the Pennsylvania State Police in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
With Honor and Respect,
American Association of State Trooper
06-09-09, 02:40 AM #2
RIP Trooper'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
06-09-09, 02:43 AM #3
Rest in peace.
06-09-09, 02:44 AM #4
Trooper Joshua Miller, Pennsylvania State Police
My condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the fallen.
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06-09-09, 11:39 AM #5
Trumpet Call, As The Sun, Sinks In Fright
Sleep In Peace, Comrade Dear
GOD Is Near
Rest in peace , Trooper Miller. My heart aches for family , friends and colleagues.SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
-General Omar Bradley, United States Army
06-09-09, 12:02 PM #6
Condolences to the family and co-workers of Trooper Miller. Thoughts and prayers for Trooper Lombardo's recovery.Be kind, be courteous . . .
and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
06-09-09, 12:05 PM #7
RIPNever be afraid to do what's right, especially if the well-being of a person or animal is at stake. Society's punishments are small compared to the wounds we inflict on our soul when we look the other way" ~Martin Luther King, Jr
06-09-09, 12:23 PM #8
RIP BROTHERSwamp Mafia
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Certainly there is no hunting like the hunting of man and those who have hunted armed men long enough and like it, never really care for anything else.
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06-09-09, 03:13 PM #9
RIP my Brother"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
Some people are meant to be the police......Some people are meant to call the police!!!
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06-09-09, 06:14 PM #10
RIP brother"never bring paws to a gunfight" - Jenna
06-09-09, 08:08 PM #11
06-09-09, 08:36 PM #12
May you find peace through the gates of the Elysian Field.For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
06-14-09, 07:49 PM #13
RIPCalm Like A Bomb...
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