Lake County woman drawing from the heart to help comfort family of fallen Mentor officer

MENTOR – As soon as a Lake County woman heard that a Mentor police officer was killed in the line of duty, she reached for paper and her pencils.

“I knew I wanted to do something  to help the family,” said Jennifer Brhel of Willowick. “ I always say I don’t have money to help people but I have my art. I have helped many people by donating drawings to people who have lost family or pets. So I wanted to do it for the officer.”

Mentor officer Mathew Mazany died early Sunday morning after being struck by a hit and run driver.

She said she is doing two sketches of officer Mazany , one for the family and the other will be auctioned off at a fundraiser to help raise money  for the officer’s family.

“ I’m donating the pictures because it breaks my heart and I want the family to know I care,” Brhel said.

If you want to check out the progress she is making on the pictures,  click here.

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