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  For Immediate Release: September 17, 2016
Contact: Lt. Robert Sellers (614) 752-2792

Trooper Velez Funeral Arrangements Announced

LORAIN – Funeral arrangements for Trooper Kenneth Velez, who died in the line of duty, have been established. The funeral will be held at Lorain Community College, Ewing Center.

Address: 1005 North Abbe Road, Elyria OH 44035
Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Time: 10 a.m.

On Thursday, September 15, 2016, Trooper Kenneth Velez was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting traffic enforcement on Interstate 90 in Cleveland. In May of 1989, Trooper Velez began training with the Ohio State Highway Patrol's 118th Academy Class and received his commission that November. Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Canfield Post before transferring to the Elyria Post in February 1992. Trooper Velez also served at the Patrol’s Warren and Cleveland Commercial Enforcement sections prior to his most current assignment at the Cleveland Metro Post.

During his career, Trooper Velez received numerous commendation letters and earned the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Safe Driving and Physical Fitness awards. He had recently celebrated his 48th birthday. Trooper Velez is survived by his three children, Christian, Devin, and Andria.

Additional information for news media will be provided as it becomes available.

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