Fallen Cleveland detective, 6 other officers honored in memorial ceremony

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LONDON, Ohio (WJW) – Det. James Skernivitz was killed in the line of duty on Sept. 3, 2020, while working undercover in Cleveland.

Skernivitz and six other Ohio officers were honored Thursday in the 2021 Ohio Peace Officers’ Memorial Ceremony in London, Ohio.

Family members of officers who were killed in the line of duty in 2019 and 2020 were in attendance.

Here is a list of those who were honored:

William L. Brewer Jr., Clermont County Sheriff’s Office (End of Watch: Feb. 2, 2019)

William L. Brewer Jr., Clermont County Sheriff’s Office (End of Watch: Feb. 2, 2019)

Jorge R. Del Rio, Dayton Police Department (End of Watch: Nov. 7, 2019)

Jorge R. Del Rio, Dayton Police Department (End of Watch: Nov. 7, 2019)

Anthony Dia, Toledo Police Department (End of Watch: July 4, 2020)

Anthony Dia, Toledo Police Department (End of Watch: July 4, 2020)

Kaia LaFay Grant, Springdale Police Department (End of Watch: March 21, 2020)

Kaia LaFay Grant, Springdale Police Department (End of Watch: March 21, 2020)

Adam McMillan, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (End of Watch: Oct. 23, 2020)

Adam McMillan, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (End of Watch: Oct. 23, 2020)

James M. Skernivitz, Cleveland Police Department (End of Watch: Sept. 3, 2020)

Cleveland police detective James Skernivitz
James M. Skernivitz, Clevleand Police Department (End of Watch: Sept. 3, 2020)

Dale J. Woods, Colerain Township Police Department (End of Watch: Jan. 7, 2019)

Dale J. Woods, Colerain Township Police Department (End of Watch: Jan. 7, 2019)

The ceremony will honor the memory of these men and women and the 809 Ohio peace officers killed in the line of duty since 1823.

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