It's been a year since Stow lost one of their officers — a man "Who Held the Line."
Officer Jonathan V. Bastock of Cuyahoga Falls, while recuperating from knee surgery after falling on ice while on a call.
"Stow marks the anniversary of Officer Bastock's passing with continued prayers and thoughts for his family," said Mayor Sara Drew. "He was a dedicated city employee and public servant and is missed by his colleagues every day."
In the past year since the passing of Officer Jonathan Bastock his memory has been honored by the following organizations:
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- The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police presented a Bible in a commemorative case to Jonathan’s family.
- The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum presented the family with a monetary stipend and awarded medals to Jonathan and his family for his dedication and service to Law Enforcement
- The had the annual luminary event at City Hall in December and renamed the event the .
- The State of Ohio will add Jonathan’s name to the wall of officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty this May.
- This May Jonathan’s name will be added to the National Peace Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.
"I think that on the first anniversary of the death of Officer Jonathan Bastock it is fitting that the family be allowed the privacy to ruminate on the passing of their husband and father," said Chief Louis Dirker. "We of the Stow Police Department continue to pray for our departed brother and for his family. Donna Bastock knows that she and her family are and always will be a part of the Stow Police Department family."