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“Trooper Joshua Miller”

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CrossFit Geronimo Hero WOD

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  • For Time
  • Cash-In: 209 Single-Unders
  • Then, 6 Rounds of:
  • 7 Air Squats
  • 7 Push-Ups
  • 7 Box Jumps (24/20 in)
  • 7 Pull-Ups
  • 7 Thrusters (135/95 lb)
  • 7 Bar Over Burpees
  • 200 meter Run*
  • *Increase by 100 meters every round after Round 2.

With a running clock, as fast as possible perform the prescribed work. Athlete must complete the cash-in of 209 Single-Unders before moving on to the 6 rounds. After Round 2, the Run increases by 100 meters every round.

Score is the time on the clock when the last round of the Run is completed.

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Background: This workout is dedicated to Trooper Joshua Miller was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a kidnapping suspect on June 7, 2009.

At 7:45 pm, members of the Nazareth Police Department responded to a report of a protection-from-abuse order violation involving a weapon. When 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, Trooper Miller and another trooper approached the car in an attempt to rescue the boy, but the suspect opened fire on the troopers striking Trooper Miller in the neck and leg, and striking his partner in the arm. The troopers were able to return fire and killed the suspect.

While Trooper Miller and his partner were engaged in the gun battle, two other troopers were able to rescue the boy from the passenger seat of the suspect’s vehicle and carried him to safety.

Trooper Miller was transported to a local hospital where he died from his wounds. His partner was also treated and recovered from his wound.

Trooper Miller had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for six years and was assigned to the Swiftwater State Police Barracks; he had previously served with the Tunkhannock Police department for four years before joining the Pennsylvania State Police on September 30, 2002, and was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

The workout was created by Coach Joelle Fair of CrossFit Geronimo @crossfit_geronimo (East Stroudsburg, PA, USA). Creating the workout was very important to Coach Joelle and for their community especially that she’s friends with many law enforcement officers (state police and local police) and many military service members. According to her:

“Our community supports them wholeheartedly. I wanted to create this Hero WOD for Joshua Miller because he served us in both roles.  (Military and law enforcement).  He gave the ultimate sacrifice serving our community and that inspires me to create this WOD. I wanted to bring our community together to honor Joshua Miller, honor the Pennsylvania State Police, and honor his family. ”

The rep scheme signifies the Trooper Miller’s end of watch.

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