October 24, 2014

Elyria
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Services set for slain Elyria police officer

Services have been set for Elyria Police Officer James Kerstetter, who was shot to death Monday night after responding to a call.

The visitation will be from 2 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday at Bauer-Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Road, Elyria.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the field house at Lorain County Community College, 1005 Abbe Road, Elyria. The Rev. Father Albert A. Krupp, pastor of St. Agnes Catholic Church in Elyria, and the Rev. Chuck Behrens, chaplain at Hospice of The Western Reserve, will co-officiate.

Burial will be at Resthaven Memory Gardens in Avon.

Memorial contributions may be made in Kerstetter’s memory at any FirstMerit bank location.