It was a day of remembrance on Pittsburgh’s North Shore Saturday as fallen police officers were remembered at the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Officer Derek Kotecki was posthumously awarded a medal of honor Friday night during a ceremony at Burrell High School.
Another arrest has been made in the shooting death of a Westmoreland County police officer.
Seven 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.
A new study shows that more police officers were killed in the line of duty in 2011 nationwide than in years past, and it’s something Western Pennsylvanians know all too well.
Hundreds turned out to pay respects to fallen East Washington Borough Police Officer John David Dryer who was killed during a traffic stop along Interstate 70 over the weekend.
Once again, tragedy hits western Pennsylvania law enforcement. The death of Officer John Dryer is the ninth fatal shooting of an officer since State Police Corporal Joseph Pokorny in 2005.
People all across the region will be honoring fallen Lower Burrell police officer Derek Kotecki Monday night. Kotecki was murdered on October 12. At 20 area Applebee’s restaurants, 15 percent of sales will be donated […]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It has been just over a month since Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki was shot and killed in the line of duty. Now, fellow officers and friends are helping to honor […]
Charles 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.
A local company is selling t-shirts to raise money for the family of Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki. To find out where to purchase one, visit OfficerKotecki.com.
Investigators continue to look at the fatal shooting of a local police officer. Sources close to the investigation say questions have to be answered about response, procedure and training regarding this incident.
Hundreds of people lined the streets to pay their respects to Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki on Monday. After the funeral and burial service, people have been driving by the cemetery to bid farewell.
A dramatic procession left Mount Saint Peter’s Church after the funeral for Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki. “I think it just represents the brotherhood of the profession,” Greensburg Police Detective Jerry Vernail said.
It is a difficult day for a local community and the police force as Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki was laid to rest.
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