AVON -- Family, friends, and fellow Cleveland police officers are golfing for charity Sunday morning in memory of fallen Officer David Fahey.
"It's a tough day because it's 8 months today that David passed away," said Fahey's mom Jackie Ketterer, a retired Cleveland Police Officer. "It's hard for us but we are glad to be in the company of people who loved Dave and cared about Dave."
The event was held at Bob-O-Links Golf Course in Avon. The hope is to raise $20,000 to go towards a student at St. Edward High School, where Officer Fahey’s graduated.
"This is amazing," said Fahey's brother John Porter. "I mean we have over 144 people here today. We had to squeeze people so many people wanted to come in we're squeezing them in because they really wanted to show their support and be a part of this."
The Fahey Family has not yet determined if the student will be a freshman or senior, but say they wanted the money to go towards a single-parent household because Fahey’s mother, Jackie Ketterer, was a single mother herself, and knows how hard the struggle can be.
An estimated 144 officers, family and community members came to the golf event. Including Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams.
"I think next year we're going to have to see if we can find two golf courses next to each other and about 350 people," said Chief Williams. "...Just making sure that people don't forget. Making sure that the family knows we are still here for them."
Fahey, 39, was helping to direct traffic at a crash on Interstate 90 west in Cleveland on Jan. 24. Court documents said a Lorain man was speeding when he hit the officer and drove away.
Donations are being accepted at St. Edwards High School for the scholarship fund.