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CLEVELAND, Ohio– The police officer killed in a hit-and-run crash on I-90 West Tuesday morning had been on the Cleveland police force since 2014.

David Fahey’s uncle and grandmother say David was a Navy veteran who loved helping others and being a police officer.  They say he will be greatly missed.

The 39-year-old was out serving the City of Cleveland at the scene of an accident when he was hit by a white Toyota Camry at just after 6 a.m. Tuesday. Police say Officer Fahey only had one hour remaining on his shift. He was taken to the hospital but passed away.

The car that hit Fahey took off and was later found in Lorain; the suspected driver, identified as Israel Alvarez, was taken into custody. Officer Fahey was the stepson of a retired police lieutenant. The City of Cleveland said Fahey was hired on July 7th, 2014, and was assigned to the first district.

At a press conference Tuesday morning, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams asked for prayers for Officer Fahey, Officer Fahey’s family and the entire city.

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