Hundreds gather to pay respects to fa...

Hundreds gather to pay respects to fallen trooper

There are 16 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jun 11, 2009, titled Hundreds gather to pay respects to fallen trooper. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

Hundreds of people are gathering at Pittston Area High School in Luzerne County today to pay their final respects to Trooper Joshua Miller, who was killed Sunday in a gun battle with a Palmer Township man who allegedly kidnapped his 9-year-old son at gunpoint and led police on a 40-mile chase.

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New Law

Roseland, NJ

#2 Jun 11, 2009
I hope they got that kid in counseling....
native

Schnecksville, PA

#3 Jun 11, 2009
The shooter was a Joysey transpant living in Palmer twp. Jersey trash!
hope

United States

#4 Jun 11, 2009
Lord, grant eternal rest to Joshua.

Pray for his children and his wife and mother of his children. Their lives are changed forever.

“Matthew 5:10”

Since: Dec 08

Allentown

#5 Jun 11, 2009
My condloences and prayers to the family of Trooper Miller, and for the little boy whose father dragged him into this horrific situation.
Brian

Lansdale, PA

#6 Jun 11, 2009
My Heartfelt Condolances to Trooper Millers family. His death makes you think twice about escalating any argument you might have with someone. I will definitely think twice from now on. God rest his soul
Bryan 3620

Bethlehem, PA

#7 Jun 11, 2009
Heroes die standing up.
This Trooper died standing up for what he believed in.
I wish that his children, who are now without their father, can find at least some comfort in knowing that their father was a true hero.
Rest in peace.
TAXPAYER

Bethlehem, PA

#9 Jun 11, 2009
native wrote:
The shooter was a Joysey transpant living in Palmer twp. Jersey trash!
EVERY DAMM ONE OF THEM LIVING HERE FROM JERSEY SHOULD BE DEPORTED BACK TO THAT STATE AND THAT'S THAT, PERIOD. THEY R TRASH, YES THEY R
Lori

Allentown, PA

#10 Jun 11, 2009
Bryan 3620 wrote:
Heroes die standing up.
This Trooper died standing up for what he believed in.
I wish that his children, who are now without their father, can find at least some comfort in knowing that their father was a true hero.
Rest in peace.
WELL SAID!!!!
trash again

Allentown, PA

#11 Jun 12, 2009
my opinion here is the court system and the mother failed here and drove this father off the deep end .the system always works most of the time towards the women when it comes to seperations and custody. .it drove this man off the edge and now their are two familys without a father .thanks goes to the messed up system we have .dont be pointing your finger towards the father the system fails in these matters all the time .exspect more like this what happen here the system is messed up .this father loved his son that he died for its just that the system did not work with him to be with his son
Freddie Fudpucker

Kulpsville, PA

#12 Jun 12, 2009
trash again wrote:
my opinion here is the court system and the mother failed here and drove this father off the deep end .the system always works most of the time towards the women when it comes to seperations and custody..it drove this man off the edge and now their are two familys without a father .thanks goes to the messed up system we have .dont be pointing your finger towards the father the system fails in these matters all the time .exspect more like this what happen here the system is messed up .this father loved his son that he died for its just that the system did not work with him to be with his son
I agree!!!
Elvis Stoyko

United States

#13 Jun 12, 2009
native wrote:
The shooter was a Joysey transpant living in Palmer twp. Jersey trash!
And this makes a difference how? You are living proof that legalized abortion is a good option.
Bethlehem RN

Northampton, PA

#14 Jun 12, 2009
I love how everyone blames "the system". This guy shouldn't have had a gun to begin with, and it is nothing "the system" did. Everyone is responsible for their own actions, I just feel bad for this little boy who lived through the terror. Did he really think he would get away with kidnapping his son? I just get so sick of hearing all these stories of families getting ripped apart by stupid people who can't make wise decisions.

“Matthew 5:10”

Since: Dec 08

Allentown

#15 Jun 12, 2009
Bethlehem RN wrote:
I love how everyone blames "the system". This guy shouldn't have had a gun to begin with, and it is nothing "the system" did. Everyone is responsible for their own actions, I just feel bad for this little boy who lived through the terror. Did he really think he would get away with kidnapping his son? I just get so sick of hearing all these stories of families getting ripped apart by stupid people who can't make wise decisions.
I TOTALLY AGREE!

"Going off the deep end" because you feel slighted or wronged by "the system" is NEVER an answer.

Was that an excuse for the white supremisist who killed the guard at the holocaust museum? I'm sure he felt that the system, or society failed him. Or the kids who opened fire at Columbine?

There is no justification for taking your child at gunpoint. The man who killed the police officer (may God have mercy on his soul) put his own son's life at risk, not to mention every person on the road when he led the police on a 40 mile chase. In my opinion, his actions irrevocably scarred his son and the family of the trooper killed.
nopunintended

Narberth, PA

#16 Jun 12, 2009
I know there are no words that can take away the pain that Trooper Miller's family and friends are feeling...but please know that he died a hero. He saved a child from a highly volitil situation. A lot of times these things do turn out for the worse. That guy might have rather commited a murder suicide than hand the child back. I have said before that I have a respect for people that are watching out for me. God Bless all affected by such a tragedy!
joe matusick

AOL

#17 Jun 13, 2009
all i can say is that Josh Miller is a HERO,i went to school at Pittston Area with his dad Walter,and his soul be with God forever,and Robert Lombardo is a brave hero like his brother Bobby,putting his life on the line in that 1993 fire,and For Doc Lombardo has the hart of all that he dose and for what his brave sons been go trough.Josh Miller and Robert Lombardo are heros FOREVER.
Public

Clarks Summit, PA

#18 May 31, 2010
Josh. You have not been forgoten! I hope peace and happyness to your family. I hope the owner of this website removes inappropiate posts.

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