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Police Officer Jamieson Ritter Shot and Killed Trying to Arrest Fugitive

Officer Jamieson Ritter graduated from Syracuse University in 2019 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army National Guard.

Cleveland Police Officer Jamieson Ritter was shot and killed at about 1:00 am while attempting to arrest a wanted subject in the 1500 block of East 80th Street.

Cleveland Police Officer Jamieson Ritter. Credit CPD

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Officers had responded to a house on the street after receiving information that a subject wanted for felonious assault was inside. The man exited the home and attempted to flee on a bike before opening fire on officers. Officer Ritter was shot and killed by the subject.

The man was taken into custody and charged with aggravated murder.

Officer Ritter was a member of the Ohio Army National Guard. He had served with the Cleveland Division of Police for four years and was assigned to the Third District. He had recently been recognized as Officer of the Month.

Cleveland Division of Police Press Release

{Offical Division of Police Announcement 1:15pm}

𝐂𝐋𝐄𝐕𝐄𝐋𝐀𝐍𝐃-The Cleveland Division of Police is saddened to announce the death of Officer Jamieson Ritter #1176, who was shot and killed this morning while serving and protecting our community. Officer Ritter, a four-year veteran of our Division, served our city with distinction and pride.

Ritter graduated from Syracuse University in 2019 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army National Guard. As a member of the Ohio Army National Guard, he served with the 134th Field Artillery Regiment.

After joining the Cleveland Division of Police in November 2020, Ritter deployed to Syria in 2022 with his unit and returned to continue his service with the city of Cleveland in 2023.

Originally from Webster, New York, and a 2015 graduate of McQuaid Jesuit High School, Ritter grew up with profound desire to serve his country and his community. His family confirms that β€œfrom an early age, Jamieson possessed an innate understanding of selfless service to the nation and a strong desire to serve his community.”

“Today is a sad day for our city,” said Chief Todd. “Ironically, on this day designated for freedom, we are reminded of the evil that tries to impose on our community. However, despite our pain and hurt, we take in the immense sacrifice Officer Ritter gave, and we will honor his memory and compassion.

We will continue to carry his legacy in our hearts.” πŸ’™

Source: News 5 Cleveland

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