CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohioans involved in public safety are sending condolences to Cleveland from across the state due to the death of Cleveland Police Officer James Skernivitz.
Skernivitz died in a Thursday night shooting. A second victim also died but has not yet been identified.
Dave Yost, Ohio Attorney General, shared this statement in an email to 19 News:
Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish said this:
The Cleveland Indians have lowered their flags at the ballpark and will be observing a moment of silence before tonight’s game.
“We are deeply saddened by the passing of Det. Skernivitz as he spent many years at Progressive Field protecting fans,” the Indians tweeted.
GALLERY: These are a fraction of the social media posts made by Ohioans in honor of Skernivitz.