Candlelight vigil remembers life, sacrifice of Mentor police officer Mathew Mazany

MENTOR, Ohio -- People in Mentor gathered Friday night to honor Mentor Police Officer Mathew Mazany.

The public was invited to attend a candlelight vigil at the Mentor Civic Amphitheater.

The vigil celebrated Officer Mazany’s life as well as commemorated the sacrifice he made for his community. The 41-year-old was killed in a hit-and-run in the line of duty Sunday.

Officer Mazany's big brother, Mike, spoke at the vigil. He thanked the community for their incredible support and shared a touching story about how he had always wanted a baby brother and he got one in Mathew.

The vigil was organized by the Wives of the Mentor Police Department.

Before the vigil Friday, people in the community tied blue ribbons around light poles in honor of Officer Mazany along 615.

Members of the citizens group Sea of Blue also set up shop to sell shirts at the memorial.

All the proceeds will go to the Mazany family.

Meantime, donations to help his family can made to the Mathew Mazany Memorial Fund on GoFundMe or at any Fifth Third Bank.

Click here to read more about Officer Mazany.