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Ohio police officer killed in hit-and-run

Police said one person was taken into custody in connection with the fatal hit-and-run


By PoliceOne Staff

MENTOR, Ohio — A Ohio police officer was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash.

The Mentor Police Department officer was helping a fellow LEO during a traffic stop Sunday morning when he was struck by a vehicle, Cleveland.com reported. The officer, who hasn’t been identified, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Mentor police said one person was taken into custody in connection with the fatal hit-and-run, according to WKYC. It wasn’t immediately clear if the person in custody was the driver who struck and killed the officer.

Additional details about the crash were not immediately released.

 

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