Trooper Kenneth V. Velez

Trooper Kenneth V. Velez

Ohio State Highway Patrol, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, September 15, 2016

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Kenneth V. Velez

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.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge 511

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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May you continue to rest in peace in Heaven Trooper Velez. You are sorely missed here on Earth.

Patrolman Kenneth Collins
South Amherst Police Department

September 15, 2023

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