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Buildings across Cleveland light up blue ahead of funeral for fallen Cleveland Police Detective James Skernivitz

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Posted at 6:33 AM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 11:49:17-04

CLEVELAND — Buildings across Northeast Ohio went blue on Friday just hours ahead of the funeral for fallen Cleveland Police Detective James Skernivitz.

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Buildings across Northeast Ohio light up blue to honor fallen Cleveland Police Detective.

Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, where the service will be held, lit up blue to honor the fallen detective.

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Buildings across Northeast Ohio light up blue to honor fallen Cleveland Police Detective.

Progressive Field and The Terminal Tower were among the other landmarks that went blue to honor and remember Skernivitz who leaves behind a wife and three children.

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.

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Buildings across Northeast Ohio light up blue to honor fallen Cleveland Police Detective.

The funeral service at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse is 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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