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

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Mazany during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Office

June 26, 2018

A Prayer for Senior Police Officer Mathew Mazany:

Heavenly Father, I boldly and humbly come before Your throne in sincere faithful and fervent prayer as we remember in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Senior Police Officer Mathew Mazany, of the Mentor, Ohio Police Department, who sacrificed his life in the Line-of-Duty. We recall with gratitude and respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the family, friends, and colleagues he loved; devoted to the county and country in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. For the Scripture says: God blesses those who work for peace for they will be called the children of God ; there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends; I [Jesus] assure you, today you will be with me in Paradise, and; God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Thus, in our lifetime, may Senior Police Officer Mathew Mazany live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will. Amen.

Pastor Steven Robert Closs, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Department Chaplain
Merrimack Police Department
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

June 25, 2018

A Prayer for Senior Police Officer Matthew Mazany:

Heavenly Father, I boldly and humbly come before Your throne in sincere faithful and fervent prayer as we remember in this moment our Brother-in-Blue, Senior Police Officer Matthew Mazany, of the Mentor, Ohio Police Department, who sacrificed his life in the Line-of-Duty. We recall with gratitude and respect all that he stood for in this life. Help us to live in the companionship of his spirit. May we be kind to the family, friends, and colleagues he loved; devoted to the county and country in which he served; and loyal to the causes which he championed in law enforcement. For the Scripture says: God blesses those who work for peace for they will be called the children of God ; there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends; I [Jesus] assure you, today you will be with me in Paradise, and; God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Thus, in our lifetime, may Senior Police Officer Matthew Mazany live on, to our great comfort, to the betterment of Your creation, and to the furthering of Your most Holy Will. Amen.

Pastor Steven Robert Closs, MSBS
Licensed & Ordained Independent Christian Minister
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Department Chaplain
Merrimack Police Department
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

June 25, 2018

Rest in peace, Officer Mazany. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

June 25, 2018

Mazany family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Officer Mazany thank you for your service to your Community and to your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice during the line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

June 25, 2018

Deepest Sympathy to the family of Officer Mazany and to the Brothers and Sisters of the Mentor Police Department ,Ohio. May God welcome him to HIS home of many rooms. Officer Mazisany May be assigned to the Gates of Heaven.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre (Ret.Manor Tw
Red RoseLodge FOP#16Lancaster Co. Pa.

June 25, 2018

RIP OFFICER MAZANY

Msgt. Brian Daigle (Retired)
Louisiana DOC

June 25, 2018

I was honored to not only work with Mat, but also call him friend. Our hearts are broken.

Rest in peace, Mat. We have the watch from here.

Dispatcher Keri Thomas
Mentor Police Department

June 25, 2018

RIP Officer Mathew Mazany, prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ Retired
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

June 25, 2018

Thank you for your long life of service and sacrifice. Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to your family and friends. May God comfort and strengthen them all.

Darlene Newton
Friend of the Story County Sheriff's Office

June 25, 2018

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Mentor Police Department. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 25, 2018

My prayer is that God will strengthen your family during this very difficult time. May your brothers and sisters in blue find comfort. RIP my brother!0

First Class Deputy & Antoine Thomas
Wake County Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Officer Mazany. A tragic day for the Mentor P.D. and the City of Mentor, Ohio.

Bill Leonard, Cleveland P.D.

June 25, 2018

My condolences to your family. Rest in Peace.

Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried - Whit
White Plains Police Department

June 25, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

June 25, 2018

R.I.P Police Officer Mathew Mazany

BRIAN MOLYNEAUX civilian
citizen

June 25, 2018

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief (retired) Jim Allen
Mobile County Alabama Child Support Enforcement

June 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Officer Mazany

DOD Officer James Friedman (Retired)
Naval Weapons Station Police Charleston, SC

June 25, 2018

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Offiers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Frank J. Corasaniti II, Ret. Fire Lt., Baltimore City Fire Department.

June 25, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whose blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

June 25, 2018

Sorry for your loss. Tough losing such a fine officer and person.

Lt Mike Doyle (retired)
Fresno Pd

June 25, 2018

Rest In Peace Officer Mazany. My sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Terry F Zech Ofc (Ret)
Veterans Affairs Police Department Detroit Michigan

June 25, 2018

So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers to your family at this extremely tough time. We love Mentor PD-they keep us safe and are always the best at what they do.
Thank you for protecting us!

The Fredericks
Citizens of Mentor

June 25, 2018

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

June 25, 2018

Prayers for the Family, Officer, and Friends of Officer Mazany. May God’s grace surround you. Rest well Officer Mazany and thank you for your service.

Detective A. Leist
Lake Township,Wood County, Ohio

June 25, 2018

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