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Highway sign that honored Trooper Velez killed in the line of duty believed to be stolen

Posted at 10:22 PM, Aug 27, 2017

A sign that paid tribute to an Ohio State trooper is missing.

It’s believed the sign that honored trooper Kenneth Velez was stolen.

Trooper Velez was shooting radar on I-90 last year when he was struck and killed in Lakewood.

A sign was put up to honor his memory.

Now, that sign is gone.

Police say it appears the sign was stolen.

That stretch of highway was renamed after Trooper Velez and Cleveland police officer David Fahey, who was hit and killed in January during a traffic stop.

The driver that killed Velez was found not guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide.

Velez was a 22-year veteran of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

ODOT plans to put a new sign or Velez, once it is made.