EAST CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A
Memorial Fund has been set up for the off-duty East Cleveland police officer killed in a one vehicle crash Sunday afternoon. It happened around 2:30 p.m. in the 15100 block of Terrace Road.
44-year-old Anthony Joiner was eastbound when he went off the right side of the roadway and struck a curb at the intersection of Terrace and Stanwood. His car went airborne, struck a metal fence and a tree.
Police say the 14-year veteran was not wearing a seatbelt. EMS took him to University Hospital where he died.
His mom, 67-year-old Maxine Joiner, was in the front seat. She was buckled up.
She was taken
where she is listed in critical condition.
The reason why Joiner lost control of his car remains under investigation.
The East Cleveland Police Department had this to say about Officer Joiner:
Officer Joiner was a 14 year veteran of the East Cleveland Police Department who truly embodied the words "Integrity, Dedication and Service to the community. It is with great regret that we now must announce the untimely tragic passing of our fellow officer and friend. Officer Joiner leaves behind not only a thankful community and police department, but also a beautiful daughter who must now come to grips with her father being unable to see her off to prom and walk her down the aisle of marriage. In the same fashion that Officer Joiner unselfishly served and dedicated his life and time to his community, we now ask for anyone who is able to make any type of financial donation to the family to please help in their time of need. On behalf of the entire East Cleveland Police Department and the community he served we extend our thanks and appreciation for your generosity in advance.