BLOOMFIELD (KDKA) — The permanent memorial for three Pittsburgh police officers killed in line of duty needs money for completion.
Officers Paul Sciullo II, Eric Kelly and Stephen Mayhle were fatally wounded during a standoff in Stanton Heights in 2009.
To honor their memory, efforts have been underway to erect a memorial in Bloomfield.
Pittsburgh City Councilman Bill Peduto says the memorial needs $20,000. If 200 people give $100, the memorial can be finished.
“What we’re asking for today is help from the community to become a part of this,” he said.
When the plastic cover is pulled back, the public will see St. Michael the Archangel to represent all the police officers.
Meantime, the tragedy has bonded the loved ones left behind. Sue Sciullo and Marena Kelly call themselves family now and rely on each other daily.
“She’s like a mom to me. We’re like a big family now,” Kelly said. “Since this happened, we’ve been together every day, talk all the time. So, it’s like we’re just one big family.”
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