Community and Cleveland Police Join Together to Honor a Fallen Officer

This is what community looks like!!

Nearly 50 community members came out to Parkview Avenue on Wednesday May 15th to not only clean up the neighborhood, but to honor the memory of Cleveland Police Officer Derek Owens who died in the line of duty on March 1, 2008!!

The Cleveland Police Foundation sponsored this event after receiving a request from friends at KeyBank volunteering their services to a community project!! There was no better time for KeyBank “Make the Difference Day” than to clean up around the future Derek Owens Park during National Police Week!!

Also helping out was the Owens family, Fourth District police officers, Community Policing, the International Union of Painters, the Cleveland Police Foundation, and Parkview neighbors!

Councilman Ken Johnson and his assistant, Garnell Jamison provided a dumpster which was filled to the brim with over 8 tons of garbage from Parkview, Lamontier, Mount Auburn, East 102nd Street, and MLK Jr Boulevard.

Thank you all for making Cleveland a better place and honoring one of our fallen during National Police Week!!

Please stay tuned for more information on the Cleveland Police Foundation’s Officer Derek Owens Memorial Park!!


The Cleveland Police Foundation is the official charity for the Cleveland Division of Police and the only organization authorized to solicit charitable contributions on its behalf.

We provide funding for youth and community outreach programs, community policing and engagement initiatives, safety & crime prevention programs, and support the members of the Cleveland Division of Police to help them better perform their duties. Contributions to the CPF are tax deductible under section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code.

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