Flags ordered at half-staff for fallen Mentor police officer

MENTOR, Ohio - On Wednesday, Governor John Kasich ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on July 2 in honor and remembrance of Mentor police officer Mathew Mazany.

U.S. and Ohio state flags at public buildings and grounds throughout Lake County will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset, according to the proclamation. 

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On Sunday, Mazany was called as backup to help with an arrest of a passenger who had a warrant out from another agency. He was standing outside of another police cruiser and began approaching the stopped vehicle when he was struck by a Jeep Wrangler, according to Mentor Police Chief Kevin Knight.

He was treated by Mentor officers and firefighters on scene and then transported to TriPoint Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. 

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