Twinsburg: Second anniversary of officer's murder

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He was shot four times in the head by Ashford L. Thompson that morning and Thompson ran from the scene. He was found and arrested in Bedford Heights within the hour.

A jury found Thompson, now 25, guilty in June and recommended the death penalty.

On June 23, Summit County Common Pleas Judge Elinor Stormer imposed the death penalty.

With the trial now over and sentencing done, the second anniversary of Miktarian's death was remembered with a sense of closure, according to friends of Miktarian's family.

Miktarian, 33, a Tallmadge native, had called for back-up that morning but radio dispatch operators couldn't reach him when they called back.

Other officers arrived to find him on the ground. He was flown to MetroHealth Medical Center where he died.

The links to the right are stories and videos from the morning of the shooting through the imposition of the death penalty.

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