Mentor police officer killed in hit-and-run

MENTOR, Ohio– Mentor police are searching for the driver that struck and killed an officer early Sunday.

The Mentor officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver around 1 a.m. Sunday while assisting in a traffic stop on SR-2 eastbound just east of SR-306, according to a news release. He was transported to TriPoint Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

The name of the officer is not yet being released.

Police said the suspect vehicle is described as a late-model, dark-colored Jeep...

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