Another Arrest Made In Officer Kotecki ShootingAnother arrest has been made in the shooting death of a Westmoreland County police officer.
7 Charged In Connection To Lower Burrell Police Officer's Shooting DeathSeven people are facing charges in connection to the shooting death of Lower Burrell police officer Derek Kotecki. Kotecki was killed after he was ambushed by 33-year-old Charles Post, a fugitive, in the parking lot of the Dairy Queen in the 300-block of Greensburg Road back in October.
Friends, Community Members Helping Fallen Officer's Family
Lower Burrell Suspect's Father Asks For PrivacyCharles Post Sr., the father of the alleged gunman in the shooting that claimed the life of Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki, reached out to KDKA Radio's Marty Griffin asking listeners to respect his family's privacy.
New Details In Lower Burrell Police ShootingTonight there are new details on the shootout that left a police officer dead along with the gunman. The KD Investigators have uncovered information on how the fugitive apparently set up an ambush and why he may not have acted alone.
Coroner’s Office Releases Autopsy Results In Lower Burrell ShootingInvestigators are releasing new details today following autopsies on the Lower Burrell police officer who was shot and killed Wednesday night and the suspected gunman in the incident.
Lower Burrell Suspect Allegedly Talked About 'Hit List' When he was shot, Officer Derek Kotecki was trying to apprehend 33-year-old Charles Post. Police had been looking for Post since October 2, when he allegedly opened fire on his boss outside a hotel.
Westmoreland Co. DA: Officers Knew Post Was A ThreatThe investigation continues today after a veteran police officer was shot and killed Wednesday evening outside of a restaurant in Lower Burrell. The fallen police officer has been identified as Officer Derek Kotecki, a K-9 officer with the Lower Burrell Police Department in Westmoreland County.
Community Mourns Fallen Lower Burrell OfficerFriends and family of Officer Derek Kotecki are mourning today following the shooting outside the Dairy Queen in Lower Burrell that claimed his life. The flag outside the Lower Burrell Police Station has been lowered to half-staff in honor of Officer Kotecki.
Lower Burrell Police Chief: “Derek Was A Great Police Officer”The flags outside of the Lower Burrell Police Station in Westmoreland County are flying at half-staff today as people across the area mourn the loss of a veteran officer. Officer Derek Kotecki, 40, was an 18-year veteran of the police force and Lower Burrell’s K-9 officer.

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