Mentor officer killed in hit-skip leaves behind son, served department for 14 years

Officer Mathew Mazany

MENTOR, Ohio — The officer killed during a traffic stop early Sunday has been identified as Patrolman Mathew Mazany, a 14-year veteran of the Mentor Police Department.

Officials say Mazany, 41, was hit by a Jeep while helping with a traffic stop on the side of Route 2 around 1 a.m. Sunday. The driver of the Jeep, who has been identified as Brian Anthony, of Kirkland, didn’t stop and fled the scene.

Mazany was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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