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Posted almost 8 years ago


Trooper Joshua Miller
Pennsylvania State Police


End of Watch: Sunday, June 7, 2009

Biographical Info
Age: 36
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Sunday, June 7, 2009
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Trooper Joshua Miller was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a kidnapping suspect.

At 7:45 pm 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 another trooper. The suspect was also killed the the exchange of gunfire.

Trooper Miller was assigned to the Swiftwater State Police Barracks.

Agency Contact Information

Pennsylvania State Police

1800 Elmerton Avenue

Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: (717) 783-5556

Please contact the Pennsylvania State Police for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.


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Rate This | Posted almost 8 years ago


Thank you, RIP Brother

In Memory of the Fallen Officers