The man who fatally struck and killed a Willoughby police officer was sentenced to four years in prison Monday.
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio - One of the most shared videos in northeast Ohio on YouTube Thursday morning is a tribute to a local police officer, killed in the of duty.
Willoughby Police Officer Jason Gresko was on his way to a call when he was killed in a car accident last week. A special video was made in his honor and has already been viewed almost 5,000 times.
Gresko will be laid to rest today. Funeral services begin at 10 a.m. at the Monreal Funeral Home, followed by a procession to All Souls Cemetery.
The video was posted this week by Ryan Myers:
" This is a tribute to fallen officer Jason Gresko. Jason was killed in a car accident responding to assist his brothers in blue. Jason was an excellent father, husband and one of the most genuine officers I have ever met. I am so proud to say that I had the opportunity to serve with Jason for over 5 years. The honor that he brought to the badge everyday will live on in each and every officer he worked with and every person he touched throughout his years. I hope you enjoy."
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