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VIDEO: Funeral held for fallen Cleveland Police Detective James Skernivitz

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Posted at 6:14 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 12:50:10-04

CLEVELAND — The funeral service for Cleveland police detective James Skernivitz, who was shot and killed in the line of duty last week, was held at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse Friday morning.

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Re-watch the funeral service in the media player below:

Cleveland Police Detective James Skernivitz laid to rest on Sept, 11, 2020

Skernivitz, 53, was shot and killed around 10 p.m. in the 3200 block of West 65th Street on Sept. 3. Another person, later identified as Scott Dingess, 50, was also killed. Police said Dingess was a victim of the shooting and not a suspect.

Skernivitz leaves behind a wife and three children.

The funeral service at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse was a private event and open only to family, friends, colleagues and invited guests. On Thursday, a visitation was held for Skernivitz.

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As a result of the funeral procession, several street closures will go into effect beginning at 6 a.m. Friday.

Here are the streets that will be closed:

  • Carnegie Avenue–East 9th Street to Ontario Street (1 eastbound lane open for access to Tri-C garage)
  • Ontario Street–Carnegie Avenue to Huron Road (2 southbound lanes open for adequate egress)
  • Ontario Street northbound at East 9th Street and Orange Avenue (2 lanes for left turns at Carnegie only)
    • access to Tri-C garage will be allowed
    • Orange Avenue at Ontario Street will be rerouted north onto East 9th Street
  • I-90 eastbound off-ramp (Exit 171) to Ontario Street
  • Huron Road–Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue (local access to business and garages will be allowed)
  • East 4th Street– High Street to Huron Road.

In addition to road closures, no parking will be allowed on the following streets:

  • Ontario Street parking cut outs between Carnegie Avenue and Huron Road
  • Huron Road from West 6th Street to Prospect Avenue
  • East 4th Street from High Avenue to Huron Road
  • East 9th Street from Bolivar Road to Erie Court
  • Bolivar Road from East 7th Street to East 9th Street

To help support the family of Skernivitz, as well as Patrolman Nicholas Sabo who died on the same day as Skernivitz, the Cleveland Police Foundation launched a special fundraiser.


Cleveland Police Foundation seeking donations for families of Det. Skernivitz, Ptlm. Sabo

Attorney General Barr: Detective Skernivitz represents 'what is great and good about our police'