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Det. James Skernivitz honored at Ohio Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony

Officer Skernivitz was shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday night.
Officer Skernivitz was shot and killed in the line of duty Thursday night.((Source: Cleveland Police Department))
Updated: May. 6, 2021 at 4:28 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - A Cleveland Police detective who was killed Sept. 3 was honored Thursday along with several other fallen officers.

The Ohio Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony, an annual event, took place today at 11 a.m.

The ceremony honors officers who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020, according to an event posting.

Det. James Skernivitz was fatally shot while working undercover. He served with the Cleveland Division of Police for 25 years.

Event attendance is limited.

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