Following the death of Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, Kenneth Velez, students are planning to wear blue to Friday's Amherst High School football game versus Berea MidPark.
Velez was an Amherst parent and after learning of his passing, students took to social media to express their condolences and plan the 'blue-out.'
Velez was hit outside of his cruiser while conducting traffic enforcement. He later died of his injuries.
In honor of an Amherst parent who passed away in the patrol accident this evening, Amherst has asked us to wear BLUE to the game tomorrow ??
— The Storm?? (@BMHSStorm) September 16, 2016
Tomorrow night is a ?BLUE OUT? in remembrance of Kenny Velez. We love you Christian #ripkenny
— mase (@jarrell_mason) September 15, 2016