CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police have retired the badge of an officer who was fatally struck on a freeway while setting down flares.
Several family members gathered to honor David Fahey Jr. during a ceremony earlier this week. Fahey’s brother is an active Cleveland police officer, and both his mother and father worked in the department.
Jackie Ketterer says she received a letter from President Donald Trump offering condolences for the death of her son.
Fahey inherited his badge from his stepfather. His badge is the 116th added to a fallen officer memorial case.
The officer was assisting at a crash scene on Interstate 90 when he was struck by a car in January.
The driver was eventually arrested is facing charges for aggravated vehicular homicide and fleeing the scene of an accident.