LIVE: Impeachment managers focus on abuse of power charge against the President

Chef hosts fundraiser for Mentor officer killed in hit-and-run

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

MENTOR, Ohio-- The community continues to rally around the family of fallen Mentor Police Officer Mathew Mazany.

The 41-year-old was killed while conducting a traffic stop on Route 2 in Mentor on June 24. The driver left the scene and was later arrested.

On Wednesday, Cleveland chef and Mentor native Rocco Whalen hosted a fundraiser with proceeds going to the Mazany Family Fund. He teamed up with Longo's Italian Restaurant for the five-course charity dinner.

“Anyone who knows me, knows my love for Mentor. My family is still there, including my brother who is a firefighter for Mentor,” Whalen said. “We were all talking about doing a special dinner together, and then when this unfortunate tragedy happened, we knew instantly the focus of our evening.”

Whalen, a frequent guest on FOX 8 News in the Morning, owns Fahrenheit in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood.

Continuing coverage of this story here

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.