Statements about Cleveland Police Officer Jamieson Ritter

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photo of Officer Ritter"I am saddened to learn of the senseless killing of Cleveland Police Officer Jamieson Ritter. On behalf of Cuyahoga County, I offer my sincere condolences to Jamieson’s family and loved ones, and to the entire Cleveland community. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that we support members of law enforcement for what they do to protect us every day. We vow to honor Officer Jamieson Ritter’s memory. May he rest in peace." - Cuyahoga County Executive Chris Ronayne

"On behalf of the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department, I extend my condolences to the members of the Cleveland Division of Police on the senseless and tragic killing of Police Officer Jamieson Ritter. This is another stark reminder of the increasing violence against law enforcement, and the danger faced by those who answer the call to duty. My heart breaks for Officer Jamieson Ritter’s family and loved ones. The Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department stands in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of the Cleveland Division of Police." - Cuyahoga County Sheriff Harold Pretel

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