Man sentenced to 11 and a half years for killing Mentor officer while driving high on heroin and fentanyl

Driver Brian Anthony was high on heroin and fentanyl when he struck Officer Mathew Mazany

Man sentenced to 11 & 1/2 years for killing Mentor officer while driving high on heroin and fentanyl

PAINESVILLE, OH (WOIO) - The man who struck and killed a Mentor police officer last June was sentenced to 11 and a half years Friday morning.

On March 1, 2019, Brian Anthony pleaded guilty to aggravated vehicular homicide, OVI, failure to change lanes when approaching stationary public safety vehicles and failure to stop after an accident.

Brian Anthony pleaded guilty to being high on heroin and fenanyl when he struck and killed Mentor Police Officer Mathew Mazany.
Brian Anthony pleaded guilty to being high on heroin and fenanyl when he struck and killed Mentor Police Officer Mathew Mazany.

Anthony, of Kirtland, was high on heroin and fentanyl when he struck and killed Officer Mazany on June 24, 2018.

Officer Mazany was assisting with a traffic stop on SR-2 eastbound just east of SR-306 when he was hit.

He was transported to TriPoint Medical Center where he died.

After the accident, Anthony fled the scene, but was arrested several hours later.

Officer Mazany served for over 14 years and received the exceptional service award.

Mentor Police Officer Mathew Mazany died after being struck by a car in June of 2018.
Mentor Police Officer Mathew Mazany died after being struck by a car in June of 2018.

He was the first Mentor officer to be killed in the line of duty since 1927.

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