BOSTON HEIGHTS, Ohio — A 24-year-old Boston Heights police officer was killed Monday morning in a traffic accident.
Police said the officer was helping clear debris from an earlier accident when he was hit by a truck.
Police identify the officer as Jarod Dean, of Hudson. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials with the Ohio State Highway Patrol said Dean had parked his patrol car in the left lane of Route 8 with the overhead lights on.
After he got out of the cruiser, the truck driver, 51-year-old John Gavelek, of Garfield Heights, struck Dean.
Gavelek told investigators he didn’t see Dean in the road.
The crash remains under investigation and no charges have been filed at this point.
Dean had been an officer with the Boston Heights Police Department for six months. He was previously an officer with the Wyndham Police Department.
Let’s keep the family in our prayers as they cope with the lose of their family member,and the Boson Heights Police dept.as they cope with the lose of a fellow officer.
Consider it done Mike. I\’ve gone to way too many funerals of officers and some I knew very, very well.Have a terrific week sweetie. Big hug. 🙂
Sandee,Thank you.Saying goodbye to an officer is no fun.
Mike,My sincere condolences to the Dean family. I will keep them in my prayers.Blessings,Mary
Thanks, Mike. I have added the family and police department to my prayers.
I will remember the dean family in my prayers. It is so sad to hear.
How tragic. :(I will remember the family in my prayers and when sending out Reiki.
Nick,Wanda\’s Wings,and Akelamalu,thank you for the prayres for the family and the department.
I\’m proud of you for getting rid of all the things that are so time consuming. Have three blogs would be way too much for me. You are doing what is good for you and I\’m proud of you.Have a terrific day. Big hug. 🙂
Sandee, I have to take care of me,I had a seizure just sitting and watching tv today. At least it happened after I saw our President take the oath of office.It is a shame that the chief justice did not say the oath totally right.