CORTLAND, Ohio (WYTV) – An officer in Cortland lost control of his cruiser Saturday night.
According to a statement released by the department, Officer Nicholas Mancini suffered a heart attack while on duty.
It happened on State Route 5, across the street from McDonald’s in Cortland just after 6:15 p.m. No other vehicles were involved.
They say he is being treated at a local hospital and his condition is improving.
“The Cortland Police Department is thankful for the community’s support for one of our officers, Nicholas Mancini, who suffered a heart attack while on duty. The support we have received is incredible. His medical emergency resulted in him losing control of his cruiser on Saturday evening. No other persons or vehicles were involved in the accident. Officer Mancini has been a full time officer since 2012. He is being treated at an area hospital, and his condition is improving. Again, thank you all for your support.”Cortland Police Department
Cortland Police Chief David Morris said a few civilians stopped to help and even provided medical care until the fire department arrived. He says any civilians who helped the officer should contact the department as soon as possible.
“Earlier this evening one of our CPD officers suffered a medical event which resulted in a one car crash on St Rt 5. Our officer was transported to a local hospital and is currently undergoing medical care. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is handling the investigation. We would like to also thank the Bazetta Police, Trumbull County Sheriffs Office, Warren PD, Howland Township Police Dept, and Mercy Health Police for the assistance to CPD.Cortland Police Department
There were several civilians who stopped to assist our officer and also render medical care until CFD arrived. We extend our thanks to them and ask that they contact CPD at 330-675-2730 as soon as possible.
At this time CPD is not releasing any further information on this incident.”