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Saying farewell to veteran firefighter Johnny Tetrick

Firefighters in the greater Cleveland area work together as veteran firefighter Johnny Tetrick is laid to rest
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Posted at 11:05 AM, Nov 26, 2022

WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio — Saturday morning at 10 a.m. close friends, family and the Cleveland Fire Department began the funeral procession for firefighter Johnny Tetrick.

The procession, led by Cleveland police, left the Willoughby Hills Friends Church and traveled through several cities ending at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse to what will undeniably be an outpouring of love for Tetrick.

The family was welcomed by fire departments from all over the city of Cleveland lined along East 9th Street and Bolivar Avenue.

So that the Cleveland Fire Department could support Tetrick in droves, fire stations from all over the greater Cleveland area stepped in to provide mutual aid, staffing Cleveland Fire for today's services.

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Tetrick was with his station, Engine 22, Saturday night responding to a crash on I-90 when a driver hit him and took off, according to police.

He subsequently died from his injuries. The driver has been charged in connection to his death.

The outpour of love he has already received shows the impact Tetrick had on everyone around him on and off duty.

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