Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Mathew James Mazany

Mentor Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, June 24, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Mathew James Mazany

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Mathew James Mazany of the Mentor Police Department, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 24, 2022

May God and St. Michael watch over you in Heaven, Brother.

Kenneth Collins

June 24, 2021

Worked with him a few times as a security guard, he never knew it, but I learned a lot watching him do his thing. Doing this definitely has helped me as I began my Law Enforcement Career. Greatly missed.

Officer Shane Scott
Grand River PD

September 4, 2020

Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 24, 2020

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

I can't begin to express my sadness even after all these months. It was never supposed to happen here.
Daniel K. Sidewand
Mentor Police Department
Badge. Number 25

Daniel Sidewand, Patrolman
Badge 25 Mentor Ohio Police Department

November 12, 2018

I still can’t believe you’re gone Mat. I can’t un-see what I saw. We are gonna be boys in the afterlife. #ATF

Detective Mike Malainy
Mentor police

September 15, 2018

I pray that everyone will find comfort in Revelation 21:4, where it says "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Until we can see all of our loved ones again in Paradise, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 21, 2018

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Mathew was killed in the line of duty.

To the Mazany family, fellow officers, and all who call Mathew beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on June 24th, 2018.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

July 27, 2018

Officer Mazany, Thank you for your service to your community and the ultimate sacrifice that you made. You will be missed but not forgotten. May GOD bless you and your family. Rest In Peace Brother!!!

Sgt. (Ret) Steve Davis
Maricopa County S.O.

July 27, 2018

Officer Mazany,

Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. May you rest in the arms of the Lord.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 24, 2018

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Police Officer Mathew Mazany . May our Lord give them all the strength and comfort to overcome their tragic loss. Thank you for your service and dedication. Rest in peace.

CBP Officer (retired)
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

July 18, 2018

Rest In Peace brother. Thank you for your service. My condolences to your Family and Department. Prayers.

Officer Charles White
Morongo Indian Reservation Department Of Public Safety

July 15, 2018

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

July 15, 2018

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over six years. I pray that Matthew's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

July 11, 2018

REST-IN-PEACE My Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

July 11, 2018

Thank you for your service Officer Mathew Mazany! You have done you job well most good and faithful servant. Rest now brother, for we will carry on from here. I pray for peace and comfort for your family, your friends, and the officers that served by your side. You will be remembered as a Hero.

Dep Leslie Sinclair 1st Vice President
Georgia Association of School Resource Officers

July 8, 2018

Rip, brother.

FTO Samuel Steinmetz (Retired)
Venice Police Department

July 8, 2018

May God bless you and your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice. May you rest in peace my brother and blue.

(Ret.) Tpr. Dean Aires
PA State Police

July 5, 2018

Rest in peace brother.

Corporal (Ret) Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

July 4, 2018

Thank you for your dedicated service Police Officer Mathew Mazany. My condolences go out to your family, friends and the Mentor Police Department. May you rest in eternal peace.

PSO A. Marwaha
Campus Public Safety

July 4, 2018

Rest easy my Brother.

Retired. Ron Buchholz
Santa Fe County Sheriff. NM.

July 3, 2018

May God watch over the family and fellow officers these heroes worked with. We can only imagine their pain. But we can sympathize with them and we must support them. This is what the Patriots and Heroes looks like folks. Running to the danger when all others run away from it. Selfless and fearless to the end. They now work heavens Beat. And are in God's hands forever. Ever watching down on us all.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

July 3, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Mazany. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Mentor Police Department.

U.S. Postal Inspector Scott Horne
U.S. Postal Inspection Service

July 3, 2018

To the Family, Friends, and the Department: May the Lord give you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Jason Preston, Deputy Chief
Piqua Police Department (Ohio)

July 3, 2018

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