June 27, 2016


Browns to honor Kerstetter, other fallen officers at Sunday’s home opener



BEREA — Elyria patrolman James Kerstetter, who was killed in the line of duty, will be recognized Sunday at the Browns home opener.

The Browns’ “Hats Off to Our Heroes Honor Row” will honor officers throughout Northeast Ohio who died while serving the community. The other honorees are: Trooper Andrew C. Baldridge (Ohio State Highway Patrol), Police Officer Jarod Michael Dean (Boston Heights), Police Officer Thomas Patton II (Cleveland Heights) and Chief of Police Carl Worley (Ross Township).

Kerstetter was shot and killed March 15 while responding to a neighbor dispute on the city’s south side.

  • Nine-year-old Marissa McAreavey of Avon won a Browns Kids Club contest and will get to retrieve the tee after the second-half kickoff.

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