- Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
- United States of America
On July 3, 1980, while off duty, Ptlm. Desmond Sherry, of the Cleveland Police Dept., being the dedicated officer he was on duty and off, saw suspicious activity that he felt the need to investigate. During this investigation, he was robbed and killed by James Porter.
Desmond Sherry left behind his wife Connie, a 6 1/2 year old son Michael, and a 3 1/2 year old daughter Theresa.
Porter was sentenced to a minimum of 27 years to life in prison. He is presently incarcerated at the Lake Erie Correctional Institution, inmate #A162480.
Due to the State of Ohio's definition of life imprisonment, Porter was eligible for parole in March of 2009, which was denied. He will again appear before the parole board in March of 2012.
We, the undersigned, as outraged citizens, and in support of Officer Sherry's widow, children, and family, oppose James Porter's release from prison, now and forever.
The New Petition to Keep Killer of Desmond Sherry in Prison petition to Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction was written by Concetta Butala and is in the category Law & Order at GoPetition.