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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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Community, Police Mourn Loss Of Officer

Community members lined the streets to grieve the loss of Officer Derek Kotecki Monday morning.

10/17/2011

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Fallen Lower Burrell Officer Remembered At Candlelight Vigil

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.

10/17/2011

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Road Closures Announced For Fallen Officer’s Funeral

The funeral for Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki will be held Monday morning and there will be road closures in the area.

10/16/2011

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Mourners Gather As Visitation Begins For Officer Kotecki

It is a solemn weekend in Westmoreland County as family, friends, community members and police officers from across the area are remembering an officer killed in the line of duty.

10/15/2011

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Collection To Be Held For Fallen Officer At Saturday’s Pens Game

Law enforcement officials will be collecting money for the family of Officer Derek Kotecki Saturday night at CONSOL Energy Center.

10/15/2011

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Communities Pull Together For Fallen Officer’s Family

Communities in Westmoreland County are coming together to support the family of fallen Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki.

10/14/2011

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Coping With The Loss Of An Officer

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA’s Rose Ryan-Douglas and Paul Rasmussen talk with Melanie Karpinski, president of Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS), on the KDKA Afternoon News. Karpinski discusses the shooting death of Lower Burrell police officer Derek Kotecki, recalling the […]

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/14/2011

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