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Cleveland police officer dies by suicide in North Ridgeville, official confirms

Posted at 11:53 AM, Sep 04, 2020

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio — A Cleveland police officer died by suicide on Thursday night in North Ridgeville, officials have confirmed.

Nicholas Sabo, 39, was an officer with CPD’s Fourth District, confirmed Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association president Jeff Follmer.

"We are in shock of the news of the passing of officer Nick Sabo,” Follmer said. “He was a great officer and friend. Our hearts our heavy today with the amount of loss we are feeling."

Sabo's death occurred the same night Cleveland police detective James Skernivitz was shot and killed in the line of duty in Cleveland.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-800-273-8255 if you are experiencing thoughts of suicide or mental distress.

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