As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
September 23, 2012
Two LE agencies mourn loss of Ohio officer
Officer Down: Jason Gresko - [Willoughby, Ohio]
By PoliceOne Staff
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio — Two law enforcement agencies are mourning the loss of an officer who was killed in a cruiser crash Friday night.
Patrolman Jason Gresko served as a part-time officer for Willoughby police and a full-time officer for the Cleveland Clinic Police Department, according to Fox 8.
He was responding to assist a Willoughby officer when his patrol car and a truck collided, sending the cruiser into a tree.
“It’s rare that a police officer gets to serve two communities, and that’s exactly what Officer Jason Gresko did,” Cleveland Clinic Chief David Easthon said at a press conference.
A memorial with flowers and flags has been erected along Harmony Lane, where the crash occurred.
Willoughby Chief Jack Beckwith said Gresko "loved what he did."
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