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Condolences from across Ohio pour in to honor fallen Mentor officer

Posted at 7:07 AM, Jun 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-25 07:15:06-04

Outside the Mentor Police Department,  the community is coming together to offer their condolences to the family and coworkers of the Mentor police officer who died in the line of the duty early Sunday morning while conducting a traffic stop.

The patrol car the officer was driving sits outside the police department with flowers, balloons and signs offering support to the department.

Support for the fallen officer is growing beyond Northeast Ohio as other law enforcement agencies react to the devastating news.

 Senator Sherrod Brown offered his condolences on Twitter.

Those who work closely with the Mentor Police Department are saddened by the news. It's been an emotional few days for this tight-knit community.

On Monday, officials are expected to release the name of the officer and the suspect in the custody.  News 5 will live stream the press conference expected to start at 11 a.m.