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Cleveland Firefighter Killed During Crash Response

Nov 20, 2022

All of Council is deeply saddened by the death of Cleveland firefighter Johnny Tetrick struck by a car while responding to a crash on I-90 East at Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. A white Chevy Malibu, according to Cleveland police, hit the 27-year fire veteran at a high speed and fled the scene. This occurred at about 8:15 pm Saturday (11/19) and he was rushed to University Hospitals, but succumbed to his injuries.

“This is a tragedy. A tragedy for Firefighter Tetrick’s family and friends, but also for the Division of Fire and the city of Cleveland,” said Council President Blaine A. Griffin. “We offer our deepest condolences to his family.”

Cleveland Police located the suspect’s vehicle early this morning and the suspected driver was taken into custody by Bratenahl Police.

Firefighter Tetrick is survived by his wife and three children. Funeral announcements to be made at a later date.