Mentor Police hold a Moment of Silence

(Lake County) - Mentor went silent tonight to honor a police officer who died in the line-of-duty last weekend. 

The mentor police department hosted a moment of silence for Mathew Mazany who was killed in a hit-skip. The ceremony took place at 6:50 this evening at the Mentor Civic Amphitheater. 

Donations can be given to Mazany's family via GoFundeMe.

The man accused of killing the officer is the son of a firefighter who responded to the emergency. 

Investigators report say Dennis Anthony convinced stepson Brian Anthony to surrender, hours after he helped treat Mazany along State Route 2 on Sunday.  

Brian Anthony also had a prior connection with Mazany when he was cited for a traffic violation in 2012.

(Photos by Robb Bailey/WTAM)

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