Lower Burrell

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Lower Burrell Standoff Ends Peacefully

A standoff situation in Westmoreland County ended peacefully Thursday morning with one man being taken into custody.

11/22/2012

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2 Injured In Lower Burrell Crash

Two people were injured when their vehicle went off the road and struck a house in Westmoreland County early Sunday morning.

09/23/2012

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2 Injured In Lower Burrell Crash

Two people were injured when their car struck a utility pole in Westmoreland County early Saturday morning.

08/25/2012

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Slain Lower Burrell Police Officer Honored With Medal

Officer Derek Kotecki was posthumously awarded a medal of honor Friday night during a ceremony at Burrell High School.

05/05/2012

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Another Arrest Made In Officer Kotecki Shooting

Another arrest has been made in the shooting death of a Westmoreland County police officer.

05/02/2012

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7 Charged In Connection To Lower Burrell Police Officer’s Shooting Death

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.

03/23/2012

Officer Kotecki Fundraiser At Applebee’s Restaurants

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 […]

12/05/2011

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Friends, Community Members Helping Fallen Officer’s Family

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 […]

11/17/2011

Fallen, Not Forgotten Benefit Concert

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 the fallen officer and to raise money for the family he left behind.

11/17/2011

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At Least 1 Injured In Lower Burrell Multi-Vehicle Accident

Emergency crews have been called to the scene of a multi-vehicle accident this morning in Westmoreland County.

11/04/2011

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T-Shirts For Officer Derek Kotecki

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.

10/18/2011

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Probe Into Lower Burrell Officer’s Shooting Death Continues

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.

10/18/2011

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Public Pays Respects To Officer Kotecki

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.

10/17/2011

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Blue Line Pays Homage To Fallen Officer

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.

10/17/2011

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Funeral Held For Fallen Lower Burrell Officer

It is a difficult day for a local community and the police force as Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki was laid to rest.

10/17/2011

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