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One year later: Fallen Cleveland policeman David Fahey remembered

Posted at 7:23 AM, Jan 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 07:23:35-05

It's been exactly one year since Cleveland policeman David Fahey was struck and killed by a car on Interstate 90 westbound.

Fahey, 39, who was an officer in Cleveland's first district, was setting out road flares diverting traffic around a previous accident when he was hit by an oncoming car. He was rushed to the hospital but died a short time later.

The driver on trial for his death, 44-year-old Israel Alvarez, fled the scene and drove home.

Alvarez, a Lorain resident, was charged aggravated vehicular homicide, driving under the influence of drugs and other charges.

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Fahey joined the Cleveland Police Department in 2014. He 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 he loved being a Cleveland policeman. 

The trial for Alvarez is scheduled to begin in May.