|Pittston Post Office Named for Late Trooper|
Pursuant to an Act of Congress, signed into law by President Barack Obama on June 5, 2012, the Pittston Post Office was formally named for the late State Police Trooper Joshua D. Miller in ceremony held on Dock Street on Wednesday October 24, 2012.
Trooper Miller died from gunshot wounds suffered in the course of a high speed pursuit and rescue of a 9 year old child who had been kidnapped in June 2009. Trooper Miller was born in Pittston and was a 1992 graduate of Pittston Area High School. He served in the United States Marine Corps prior to working as a Pennsylvania State Trooper.
A large contingent of Pennsylvania State Troopers, including State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan attended the ceremony, along with Congressman Lou Barletta, State Senator John Yudichak, State Representatives Mike Carrol and Tarah Toohil, Pittston City officials, the late trooper's wife, daughter, family and many onlookers.
Pittston officials attending the ceremony (left to right) City Manager Joseph Moskovitz, City Controller Chris Latona, City Councilmember Michael Lombardo, Esq.
Pittston Police Department Officers at the dedication ceremony
Pennsylvania State Police Troopers at the dedication ceremony