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Heroes Roll Call: Patrol Officer David J. Fahey, Jr., #2453

The Cleveland Police Museum is honored to tell the stories of Cleveland’s fallen officers on the anniversary of their End of Watch.


David J. Fahey, Jr., #2453, EOW 1/24/2017

David Fahey grew up in Cleveland’s West Park neighborhood, graduated from St. Edward High School served in United States Navy, earned his Emergency Medical Technician certification before being appointed to the Cleveland Police Department on July 7, 2014. He followed in the footsteps of his mother and step-father, Jackie and Mark Ketterer, brother Christopher Porter, and cousin Barry Bentley. David was issued badge number 2453, which had previously been worn by his step-father when he was a patrol officer.  


While assigned to the First Neighborhood Police District on January 24, 2107, he and his partner were dispatched to assist another agency investigating a fatal motor vehicle accident on Interstate 90.  Fahey was in the process of redirecting traffic with road flares when he was struck and killed by a hit and run driver.


The Plain Dealer, 1/25/2017

In addition to his mother Jackie and his brother Christopher, David was also the proud older brother of John and Jeffrey Porter, awesome uncle to Owen and Liam Porter, loving grandson to Patricia Fahey, Edwin Richards, Bill and Diane Ketterer, step-son to John and Chrissy Porter, and loving son of the late David J. Fahey Sr.

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