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.
Law enforcement officials will be collecting money for the family of Officer Derek Kotecki Saturday night at CONSOL Energy Center.
Communities in Westmoreland County are coming together to support the family of fallen Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki.
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 […]
Tonight 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.
Investigators 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.
The night after a Lower Burrell police officer was shot and killed, a memorial of flowers and candles is continuing to grow outside the police station where he worked for nearly 18 years.
Three local volunteer fire departments are coming together to raise money for the family of slain Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki.
The death of Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki has left a void in the community. He was shot and killed while trying to arrest 33-year-old Charlie Post outside the Dairy Queen on Greensburg Road in Lower Burrell on Wednesday.
The 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.
Friends 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.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to the Lower Burrel Mayor and a councilman about the loss of Officer Kotecki.
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.
A police officer was killed in a shooting in Lower Burrell. This happened at about 7 p.m. outside the Dairy Queen in the 300-block of Greensburg Road.
Details are emerging about the Lower Burrell Police officer killed in the line of duty. KDKA-TV has learned Derek Kotecki was a K-9 officer and an 18-year veteran on the Lower Burrell police force. He was married and had two sons.