Fallen Officers Remembered At North Shore Memorial Service

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Local law enforcement gathered on the North Shore to remember those who were killed in the line of duty.

A crowd gathered at the memorial on North Shore Drive near Heinz Field on Friday night for the seventh annual vigil.

“It’s extremely important – my husband’s name’s on that wall,” Allegheny County Sheriff’s Department Commander Donna Best said. “I remember and I want everyone to remember what law enforcement officers do every day. They go out, they protect, they serve and they may not come home.”

Wounded Clairton police officer Jim Kuzak was on the minds of officers as well. He’s still in the hospital after being shot three times last month.

This year, no officers were killed in this area, but the pain is still fresh for families who recently lost loved ones.

“Mother’s Day on Sunday is especially very, very, hard,” Linda Crawshaw said. “Mrs. Sciullo and I have a bond and both of us lost sons and we share that bond and … we keep saying it should get better and it just keeps getting worse.”

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One Comment

  1. Its kind of tricky says:

    Instead of Tim Stevens chanting or downing Pittsburgh police officers on the City County steps, use that time to down black on black crime. i don’t believe that those police officers beat Jordan Miles so bad that it made him mentally challenged, he looks like a coddled grown man with a lot of excuses. Sorry.

  2. Steelcity77 says:

    Where is councilman burgess NOW? Did he pay his respects to these heroes at last night’s memorial? Oh wait… There’s no chance of him getting any votes for showing up at THAT event. He’s probably planning his next anti-police march!

  3. BillofRights says:

    May these fallen men and women rest in peace… I thank them for their service

    It is a shame that their fellow officers taint their memories and department with their actions…


    The ultra-connected Detective Francis Rende should have been fired a decade ago for sexual misconduct, yet he still continues to use excessive force on the residents of our city… If you don’t want to see Pittsburgh turn into a police state, please watch the video and let the Citizen Police Review Board (412-765-8023) know how you feel….

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