It’s unfortunate news that in our own town, a Police Officer was shot and killed in the line of duty. James Kerstetter was more than just an Officer, he was a truly amazing person that touched the lives of those close to me. I wasn’t extremely close to him, but I know people, people that are very close to me that are directly effected by this unfortunate tragedy. I found this poem online about fallen Officers, and I am going to reach out to all of those close to me and ask that you do this if you are in the Elyria area.
“A Blue Light
Place a light in your window, make sure it is blue
Reminding friends, an officer gave a life for you
Give light to their remembrance, the color is sad
To family left by officers who knew them as Dad
It isn’t the money, most definitely not the hours
They aren’t comic book hero’s with unnatural powers
They’re simply human beings who place life on the line
Place a blue light in your window, let their memory shine!”
Kerstetter served in the Elyria Police Department for 15 years, and served with the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department before that. He and his family are very close to Jessica’s family and it is such a sad thing to think about. Please help me spread the word about the Blue Light movement if you can, he is deserving of such a memorial.