The Euclid Police Department is extremely honored and grateful to the A. Ripepi and Sons Funeral Home and the SRT K9 Unit for selecting us to receive the Danny Ripepi Memorial Concert K9 Grant! This grant could not have come at a more important time as we were forced to retire K9 Chase for medical reasons last week. We are humbled to have the opportunity to help carry on Danny’s legacy through this generous gift!
CLEVELAND – March 14, 2022 – The Ripepi Family announced today the recipients of SRT K9 Unit – Police K-9 Grants. The following Police Departments will each receive a Police K9 Officer (dog), complete six-week training course at Excel K-9 Services located in Hiram, Ohio, K9 equipment, and a tactical K9 vest: Brunswick Police Department, Cleveland Police Department, Euclid Police Department, Metro-Heath Medical Center Police Department, and Parma Heights Police Department. The goal was to purchase Four (4) K-9 Units, with the success of the 1st concert, SRT K9 Unit and the A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes, Inc. we were able to purchase Five (5) police dogs for the Greater Cleveland area. The grant was made possible by funds raised during The Danny Ripepi Memorial Concert, a charity event which took place Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica on the West Bank of the Flats, and featured Multi-Platinum recording artist Night Ranger, Cleveland’s own Beau Coup and High Voltage, the nation’s premier AC/DC Tribute Band. Planning for the 2nd Annual Danny Ripepi Memorial Concert is currently in the works for late fall of 2022. Details regarding this year’s charity recipient and concert will be announced soon. While Danny was heading to work on September 24, 2020, he was tragically killed in a freak accident when a dump truck caused a highway sign to crash onto his vehicle. Sadly, he died at the scene on I-480. He is survived by his wife, three children and three stepchildren. In true Danny fashion, the memorial concerts are not to serve as a family fundraiser, however as an opportunity to give back to the community he loved so much. Danny believed in three things, Family, Faith and Friendship. His gentle demeanor, kind heart and his love as a devoted husband, dad, brother and friend to many, is the legacy he leaves behind. Now is our time to continue his legacy in the most poignant way, by giving back. About SRT K9 Unit 501 c(3): SRT K9 Unit is a non-profit 501-c3 organization made up of handler and dog teams in Ohio. The canine teams are certified in human remains detection, tracking, and trailing. They come together to provide the necessary resources to compliment federal, state, and local authorities in finding missing persons and/or their remains. Visit www.srtk9.com for organization and event information. About A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes, Inc.: A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes’ is committed to the families and communities it serves. Brothers, Stephen and Anthony Jr. together with their caring staff assist families with arrangements and support during life’s most difficult time. They offer guidance for your loved one’s last tribute at either of their two locations 18149 Bagley Road in Middleburg Heights and 3202 Fulton Road in Cleveland. Visit www.aripepiandsons.com for company information. CONTACT Ed Ripepi SRT K9 Unit A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes, Inc. email@example.com 216-407-1777 – c