Remembering Trooper Kenneth Velez: Funeral to be held Thursday

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UPDATE: The venue for Trooper Velez's services and funeral has been changed. More information here.

LORAIN, Ohio--  The funeral for Trooper Kenneth Velez will be held Thursday, Sept. 22; although a location has not yet been announced.

Richard J. Reidy Funeral Home said visitation for Velez will be Wednesday, Sept. 21 from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. at Lorain High School: 2600 Ashland Ave., Lorain, Ohio.

Funeral services will be September 22, 9:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Chapel in Lorain. Trooper Velez will be buried at Calvary Cemetery, also in Lorain.

Trooper Velez, 48, was standing in the berm along the westbound lanes of I-90 while conducting traffic enforcement outside his patrol car on Thursday, the highway patrol said. A 2015 Hyundai swerved towards the berm to avoid hitting another vehicle and struck Velez.

Law enforcement gathered Friday for a procession to honor him.

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