Funeral Arrangements for Patrol Officer Vu Nguyen #1534 are as follows:
Service begins at 11:00 am at Our Lady of Angels Church.
Members of the public who wish to line the street in support are encouraged, but make sure that they do not enter the roadway and avoid any on street parking.
The route from Chambers to Our Lady to Angels:
- Exit Chambers Funeral Home onto Rocky River Dr (southbound)
- Turn Right (W/B) onto Puritas Ave. take PuritasAve. into the Metro Parks near Grayton Rd.
- Turn Right (N/B) onto Valley Parkway, take Valley Parkway to Hogsback Lane.
- Turn Right (E/B) onto Hogsback Lane take Hogsback Lane to Riverside Dr.
- Turn Right (S/B) onto Riverside Dr., near Ogontz Ave. Riverside Dr. becomes Rocky River Dr.
- Take Rocky River Dr. to Our Lady of Angels Church.
Route From Our Lady of Angels Church to Lakewood Park Cemetery.
- South on Rocky River Dr. from the Church.
- Turn Right (W/B) onto Lorain Ave.
- Take Lorain Ave. to W. 210.
- Turn Right (N/B) onto W. 210 take W. 210 (turns into Wagar Rd at Center Ridge) to Westway Dr.
- Turn Left (W/B) onto Westway Dr. take Westway Dr. to Detroit Rd.
- Turn Left (W/B) onto Detroit Rd to Lakewood Park Cemetery 22025 Detroit Rd. turn left int0 cemetery.
Missing is 16 yr old Shakiah Hill. She was last seen on July 8, 2018 by her father. Anyone with information as to her whereabouts, please contact the 4th District Detective Bureau at (216) 623-5418 or (216) 621-1234.
A Message from Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Chief Calvin D. Williams and Director Michael McGrath on the Passing of Patrol Officer Vu Nguyen
CLEVELAND – On Friday, July 6, 2018, Patrol Officer Vu Nguyen passed away after suffering from a medical emergency during a police training exercise. Our hearts are heavy today as we try to understand his untimely death. Patrol Officer Nguyen served the citizens of the City of Cleveland admirably and passionately and he touched people’s lives every day with his uplifting personality.
Patrol Officer Vu Nguyen immigrated to the United States during the Vietnam War with his parents and fifteen siblings. His story is truly one that defines America. He dedicated his life to serving others. Patrol Officer Nguyen leaves behind a loving wife, two precious daughters, an extensive family, and many, many friends.
The outreach from the Cleveland and surrounding communities, including residents, business owners, as well as those outside of Cleveland, has been a support to the family. We will all keep Vu in our hearts.
Flags on City properties will be lowered to half-staff in honor of Patrol Officer Vu Nguyen until sunrise on Friday, July 13, 2018.
A Message from the Family of Patrol Officer Vu Nguyen and the Cleveland Division of Police
On Monday, July 2, 2018, Patrol Officer Vu Nguyen suffered a medical emergency while participating in a physical agility assessment for a position within the Canine Unit. Officer Nguyen, a 25 year law enforcement veteran, was rushed to MetroHealth Medical Center and on Thursday, July 5, 2018, Officer Nguyen was transferred to the Cleveland Clinic for further treatment, where he was placed on life support.
The outpouring of support from the Cleveland community and beyond has been truly amazing and greatly appreciated. Patrol Officer Vu Nguyen is greatly loved by his family and by his brothers and sisters in blue.
Tonight, our hearts are broken as we ask for your prayers for this hero who has passed away, leaving behind his wife, two daughters, an extensive family and countless friends. We respectfully ask that the family’s wishes for privacy are respected and hope that you all know that we feel your love and support.
EYEJ (Empowering Youth Exploring Justice) mission is to empower and amplify the voices of teens and pre-teens by bridging them with diverse individuals to engage in interactive discussions centered on social justice.
EYEJ believes that education comes in many forms. We believe that kids should be taught to be strong and secure internally and externally. Cleveland youth have a lot of insight about the challenges they face. They want to express themselves and have others acknowledge their opinions and viewpoints. This can be accomplished by bridging worlds together, by bringing speakers of all backgrounds, age, ethnicity, and job types to discuss various topics that has to do with values and self-confidence with an overarching focus of social justice. EYEJ believes in discussion, not lecturing or one-way communication, but true conversation. We believe that our youth will help build the solution for social justice.
In April of 2018, the EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council provided a presentation at The Historic League Park, to Chief Calvin Williams and all five District Commanders recommending solutions to a number of issues.
On July 18-20, 2018 the EYEJ Impact 25 Youth Council has been invited to go to Washington, D.C. to meet with Senators Brown, Portman and other government constituents. Many parties have stepped up to help support this trip in a variety of ways including the EYEJ Millennial Board and Plymouth Church, but they continue to need support. If you able to donate to their trip, or simply share their GoFundMe campaign and/or sign their Change.org petition, it would be greatly appreciated. This is a wonderful opportunity to help amplify youth’s voices, create positive change and bridge worlds together.
Let’s empower and support our youth. They are INCREDIBLE, and the FUTURE of the City of Cleveland.
Founder and Executive Director