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.