Community Supports Injured Officer At Benefit Dinner
CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — Hundreds of people turned out Saturday for a benefit dinner held to honor a police officer who was critically injured after falling from a jersey barrier while chasing a suspect.
Corporal Dan Hahn, of the Cranberry Police Department, continues to recover from the back and leg injuries he suffered on Feb. 14.
He was in attendance at the spaghetti dinner benefit Saturday evening. It was held at St. Ferdinand Church in Cranberry Township through 7 p.m.
“The big thing is they are thanking us for the job that we do every day,” said Cpl. Hahn. “As police officers, firemen, EMS people, we go out and just do it, and you don’t think about – this is going to happen to me or anything like that – but the support is incredible.”
One of the many people who showed up to support the injured officer was Pittsburgh Steelers’ star Brett Keisel.
“I’ve always respected what these guys have to go through,” said Keisel. “Seeing this type of situation, seeing Pittsburgh come out and do what they do, it doesn’t surprise me one bit. It’s an awesome night and that’s why I love being from here.”
Cpl. Hahn was injured along Interstate 79 while pursuing a man suspected of driving under the influence. The suspect tried to get away on foot by jumping from an overpass.
The two fell more than 20 feet to the street below. Cpl. Hahn is continuing rehab for his injuries, but it hopeful that he will be able to return to work.