Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Stow Officer and Cuyahoga Falls resident Jonathan V. Bastock passed away Feb. 5, 2011.
It is National Police Officer week and the Stow Police Department is remembering their friend Officer Jon Bastock who died in a duty-related death on February 5, 2011. Wednesday is National Peace Officers Day. The Stow Police Department shared a photo on Facebook of Bastock's name which was added on the Police Memorial wall in Judiciary Square in Washington, D.C. in May 2012. "President John F. Kennedy established May 15 as Police Memorial Day and the week in which it falls is Police Memorial Week a time in which all officers across the country cover their badges with black bands to honor those officers who have given their lives in the line of duty," Police Chief Louis Dirker previously said. Click here for all of Patch's stories …
Sunday, February 5, 2012
It's been one year since the Stow Police Department lost one of the men on their force.
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, died Feb. 5, 2011 at 47-years-old from a blood clot 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: "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 …
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
The parade is May 20 and will honor several fallen officers in the area, including Stow's Officer Jonathan Bastock who died in February.
Fallen Stow Officer Jonathan Bastock's name will be added to the Greater Cleveland Police Officers Memorial and the Stow Honor Guard will lead the parade this year. Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker said it is unusual to be inducted to the memorial so quickly. "Since Jonathan passed so early this year they did not want to wait until next year to induct him into the memorial," said Dirker. Bastock, 47, of Cuyahoga Falls died from a blood clot Feb. 5 while recuperating from knee surgery while on injury leave after falling on ice during a call in January. "We are very pleased that Jonathan’s name will be added this year and it is quite an honor for the department to have the Honor Guard lead the parade," the chief said. "Special thanks go to …
Friday, February 25, 2011
McDonald's in Munroe Falls and Valleyview Tattoo in Stow donated 20 percent of its proceeds to the Bastock Family Fund Feb. 24.
A crush of people packed the McDonald's in Munroe Falls Feb. 24 in support of a fundraiser for fallen Stow Officer Jonathan Bastock's family fund. The event was organized by friend and neighbor Cassie Smith Jebber. McDonald's agreed to donate 20 percent of its proceeds to the fund between 5 and 8 p.m. Feb. 24. The total amount won't be tallied until Monday, she said. "I was told they broke records that evening," Jebber said. Valleyview Tattoo on Hudson Drive also joined the cause. Owner Mary Merrie said she had 14 people getting a tattoo with 20 percent of the proceeds going to the Bastock family. Those who could not make the fundraisers, but would like to donate, can stop into Key Bank, 3857 Darrow Road in Stow, and make a donation to …
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Officer Bastock was laid to rest at Silver Springs Cemetery today.
Friends, family and fellow safety service members said goodbye to Officer Jonathan Bastock of Cuyahoga Falls today at his funeral at Holy Family Catholic Church. Bastock, 47, who died from a blood clot Feb. 5 while recuperating from knee surgery a few weeks ago, was on injury leave after falling on ice on a call in January. Parts of Darrow Road and Stow Road were closed for the procession to Silver Springs Cemetery today, where Bastock was honored with a gun salute. Police officers and firefighters from across Northeast Ohio attended the funeral to honor a man who "held the line" and put together Stow's Christmas Luminaries event to honor fallen servicemen.
Monday, February 7, 2011
Here's a roundup of the region's top stories for Monday, Feb. 7.
Here's the list of the top stories from Patch sites in your area: Stow Officer's Funeral Wednesday Stow Police Officer Jon Bastock of Cuyahoga Falls Passes Away Lakewood Council Urges State to Renew Preservation Tax Credit Former Strongsville Rite Aid Store Gets New Tenant
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Stow Officer Bastock of Cuyahoga Falls died Saturday morning.
The flag at the Stow Police Department flies at half staff Sunday after Stow Patrol Officer and Fraternal Order of Police Treasurer Jonathan V. Bastock died Saturday morning. Bastock, 47, was the man who began the Christmas Luminaries event two years ago when when candles are lit and people gather to honor fallen safety officers in Stow and surrounding communities. The banner that is used during the luminary event that reads, "Remembering Those Who Held the Line" is up at the police department and a few candles and flowers lay below it. "Jon set that whole event up. It's tragic that next year's event will have a candle commemorating him. He was such a strong, jovial guy, it's just hard to believe we lost him," said Stow City …
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Jon Bastock was a patrol officer for Stow and lived in Cuyahoga Falls.
Stow Patrol Officer and FOP Treasurer Jonathan V. Bastock, 47, of Cuyahoga Falls died Saturday morning. Bastock was pronounced dead at Summa Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls, according to a spokesman for the medical examiner. The cause of death is pending. Stow Police Chief Louis Dirker said Bastock was on injury leave for knee surgery a few weeks ago. The chief said he "tore up his knee on a call" in early January. "It's just shocking," said Dirker. "We had two chaplains come to the department today to talk with our officers ... but they aren't handling the situation really well." Bastock worked the afternoon shift at the department and his wife, Donna, and three children live in Cuyahoga Falls. Officer Bastock served as a sworn…