Cleveland Division of Firefighter, veteran Johnny Tetrick tragically passed away in the line of duty on Saturday night while working on a highway MVA near the MLK exit. As soon as this news came out his loved ones were left in a state of deep shock and pain.
Keep reading to learn more about the incident in detail, what happened that night, how he died, and much more!
How Johnny Tetrick Died? Cause of Death Explained
51-year-old, Cleveland firefighter Johnny Tetrick passed away unexpectedly on Saturday night after being struck by a car on I-90 east at Martin Luther King Jr., and a driver is now in Cleveland police custody.
According to officials, the tragic accident occurred on Saturday around 8:15 p.m. on a rollover crash near the I-90 exit. After hitting the firefighter, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene, but the Police of Cleveland caught the driver.
Cleveland police found the 40-year-old suspect’s vehicle early Sunday and arrested a Cleveland resident. Tetrick was immediately rushed to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. The Cleveland City Council stated about Johnny Tetrick, “the 51-year-old firefighter was devoted to his work as a first responder and was a much-loved member of his family and the community.”
Cleveland Fire Chief Anthony Luke’s Statement regarding the Death of Cleveland Firefighter Johnny Tetrick
The information regarding Johnny Tetrick’s Funeral is unavailable at the time of writing. However, an association of Cleveland Firefighters gave a hint through their tweet that they will soon release further information about his funeral ceremony.
Tributes to Johnny Tetrick’s Unfortunate Death
Tributes have flooded for him on various social media. A lot of people use their Twitter handles to express their condolences.
Toledo Fire & Rescue Departments said on this unfortunate incident, “Our deepest Sympathies go out to the @ClevelandFire& the family of the Cleveland Firefighter who died in the line of duty on Saturday night from injuries after getting struck by a car while working at MVA on I-90.”
Cleveland Cavalries tweet reads, “Tonight we join together in a moment of silence to horror a special member of @ClevelandFire, Rest in Peace Johnny Tetrick.”
Cincy Fire & EMS, a fire department stated on his demise, “The Cincinnati Fire Department would like to share our sincere sympathies at the Line of Duty loss of Firefighter Johnny Tetrick with the Cleveland Fire Department.”
The Cincinnati Fire Department would like to share our sincere sympathies at the Line of Duty loss of Firefighter Johnny Tetrick with the Cleveland Fire Department. He was struck and killed last night during an expressway response.— Cincy Fire & EMS (@CincyFireEMS) November 20, 2022
“One of our brothers was struck on Engine 22 while working on highway MVA on I-90 near the MLK exit. He was tragically struck by a vehicle that went around emergency vehicles. Please keep his family in your prayers. The vehicle is a white Chevy Malibu with front-end damage. If seen; call 911”, The Association of Clevland Firefighters said.
Mayor Justin Bibb tears out on the sudden passing of Johnny Tetrick saying, “I am saddened to learn of the death of Cleveland firefighter Johnny Tetrick and extend my sincere condolences to his family, friends, and fellow firefighters. He also added, Johnny was devoted to his work as a first responder and was a much-loved member of our community. He also mentioned, Our prayers go out to his entire family as the city mourns the loss of a dedicated public servant.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny’s family and friends during this difficult period. For more such articles on a regular basis, keep visiting the website.
How did Johnny Tetrick Die?
Cleveland firefighter Johnny Tetrick passed away unexpectedly on Saturday night after being struck by a car on I-90 east at Martin Luther King Jr.