CLEVELAND — It's been two years since Cleveland Police Officer David Fahey was struck and killed on Jan. 24 while responding to a crash on I-90.
Fahey was struck and killed while laying flares along I-90 in January 2017. He was hired on July 1, 2014, and assigned to the First District.
Israel Alvarez, the man convicted of killing officer Fahey, was sentenced to 12 years in November.
Fahey was also a U.S. Navy veteran. Following his death, his family released a statement expressing his love for the city of Cleveland and said above anything else, Fahey loved being a Cleveland policeman.
Fahey's mother Jackie Ketter, a retired police officer, gave an emotional statement at Alvarez's sentencing about her oldest child. She said they shared a special bond and reminisced about how she helped him train for the academy.
"As a mother, you have an instinctive need to protect your child. For the rest of my life, I will carry the guilt that I wasn't there when David needed me the most...You robbed me of my last goodbye. Losing David has affected every hour of every day," she said.