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.
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 […]
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.
Emergency crews have been called to the scene of a multi-vehicle accident this morning in Westmoreland County.
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.
Community members lined the streets to grieve the loss of Officer Derek Kotecki Monday morning.
It was a sad and moving moment in Lower Burrell Sunday night as the widow and children of a fallen police officer thanked people gathered for a candlelight vigil held in his memory. Officer Derek Kotecki will be laid to rest Monday morning following a funeral mass, but Sunday there was a less formal gathering to honor the slain officer.
The funeral for Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki will be held Monday morning and there will be road closures in the area.