March 29, 2015


Family, Elyria Police Department, community gather to remember Kerstetter

Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely hugs Tammy Kerstetter, wife of fallen Elyria Police Sgt. James A Kerstetter, following a memorial service at the police station Sunday afternoon on the five-year anniversary of Kerstetter's death.ANNA NORRIS/ CHORNICLE

  It happens every year. March 15 comes and the officers of the Elyria Police Department put on their dress uniforms and gather just outside the Elyria police station for a memorial service to honor one of their own, Sgt. James Kerstetter. During the short service Sunday, the biggest thing on everyone’s mind was time. Read More…

Your condolences for James Kerstetter

Unedited comments e-mailed to The Chronicle-Telegram expressing sympathy and gratitude for slain Elyria police Officer James Kerstetter Marie Weaver Arquillo: “This poem always touched my heart. As a former Police Officer’s Wife from another state, I know how much these Officers give on a daily basis. I also know how much their families give as Read More…

Memorial route for fallen officer set

ELYRIA – The route for the funeral procession that will carry slain Elyria police Officer James Kerstetter’s to his final resting place Saturday has been set. The funeral is set to begin at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a memorial route from Lorain County Community College, where the funeral is being held, to Read More…

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 Read More…