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Trooper Kenneth V. Velez | Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio


Kenneth V. Velez

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 27 years

Badge # 511

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Trooper Kenneth Velez was struck and killed by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop on I-90, near the Warren Road exit, in Cuyahoga County.

In August 2017 the driver who struck him was acquitted of vehicular homicide charges, but was convicted of driving on a suspended license and other related misdemeanor charges.

Trooper Velez had served with the Ohio State Highway Patrol for 27 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten .

Det. Michele Nelson
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