COMING TUESDAY: Patch Profiles Slain Trooper's Girlfriend Over Three Days

Gina Miller of DuPont, who works at the Washington State Patrol office near Lakewood, shared her story with Patch. The story comes as the only person to witness Trooper Tony Radulescu take a bullet Feb. 23 is sentenced in court.

On Tuesday, Gina Miller will speak at the sentencing of the only person alive who witnessed the man she loved – – take a bullet without warning Feb. 23.

Radulescu died shortly after the traffic stop on Highway 16 near Port Orchard.

Joshua Blake, the man whom authorities say fired the gun out of his truck’s passenger side window, fatally shot himself hours afterward following a police manhunt.

And Megan Mollet, the only other person who witnessed Blake pull the trigger, was arrested and convicted of rendering criminal assistance May 25. She will learn her fate Tuesday in Kitsap County Superior Court.

As she has with Mollet and the five other people suspected or convicted of trying to help Blake escape, Miller will sit in the courtroom.

Her world shattered the day Radulescu died.

The DuPont woman and public records officer at WSP’s district headquarters off Highway 512 near Lakewood had dated Radulescu since 2009, when the two first met at the Puyallup Fair.

During that short time, the two fell in love, doing everything from riding quads to taking daytrips to Oregon to making Romanian food . They had planned to grow old together, possibly open a sandwich or ice cream shop and move down to Arizona.

At least that was the plan until the traffic stop Feb. 23 on Highway 16.

Beginning Tuesday, Patch will be publishing a three-part story on Miller’s life with Radulescu. It’s based on interviews with Miller, previous news reports and court documents.

It comes two months after , spoke to Patch.

Miller might have lost Radulescu on Feb. 23, but she wants to keep his memory and legacy alive.

“I always have him with me,” Miller said.


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