Cleveland-area police officer killed

Posted by LS
From our Cleveland sister station WOIO:

Summit County, OH - A 24-year-old Boston Heights police officer died Monday morning after being struck by a truck.

The accident happened around 5:30 a-m on State Route 8 between Hines Hills Road and Boston Mills Road.

Police say Officer Jarod Dean was standing outside his cruiser when he was struck by a box-like truck.

The truck is owned by Cuyahoga Group, a food service and vending companing.

Officer Dean was cleaning up debris from a previous accident.

Dean is from Hudson, Ohio.

Officer Dean was single and has a brother who is also a police officer. Officer Jarod Dean has been a police officer for two and a half years and has been with the Boston Heights Police Department for six months.

The accident remians under investigation at this time.