Police Officer Mathew James Mazany

Police Officer Mathew James Mazany

Mentor Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, June 24, 2018

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Mathew James Mazany

Police Officer Mathew Mazany was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while assisting another officer during a traffic stop on Route 2, near Route 306, at approximately 1:00 a.m.

The vehicle that had been stopped contained a subject wanted in another jurisdiction. As the officers began to approach the car to take the person into custody another vehicle entered the area and struck Officer Mazany. The vehicle fled the scene after striking Officer Mazany but was located several hours later and the driver was taken into custody.

On March 1, 2019, the 25-year-old driver was convicted of aggravated vehicular homicide, DWI, and several other charges. He faces a maximum of 11 years in prison at his April 12 hearing.

Officer Mazany had served with the Mentor Police Department for 14 years. He is survived by his son, father, brother, and sister.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 72

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault

hit-and-run, traffic stop

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Rest In Peace. Thank you for all your years of service. Your family is in my prayers.

William F. Gomola. Patrolman retired
Bay village ohio police department

June 1, 2019

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