Funeral set for Willoughby police patrolman Jason Gresko killed in crash over weekend

CLEVELAND - Services are now known for a Willoughby police patrolman who was killed Friday night in a crash.

Calling hours for Jason Gresko will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Monreal Funeral Home, 35400 Curtis Blvd. in Eastlake, on Wednesday. A Fraternal Order of Police service will follow at 7 p.m.

The service ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Monreal Funeral Home. A procession is set to begin at 11:45 a.m. from the funeral home to All Souls Cemetery.

The route will be Rt. 91 to U.S. 20 to Kirtland Road to Rt. 306 to Rt. 6 to All Souls Cemetery.

A memorial fund to benefit Gresko's family is being set up at Huntington Bank.

Gresko was driving down Harmony Lane around 9:30 p.m. with his emergency lights on when a pickup truck pulled out in front of him. Authorities believe Gresko swerved to avoid hitting the truck when he went off the road and struck a tree.

Emergency crews quickly responded and took Gresko to a nearby hospital where he later died.

Gresko, 32, had been a part-time officer with the Willoughby Police Department since 2003. He was also a full-time officer with Cleveland Clinic Police Department.

Gresko is survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.
 

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