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Lower Burrell

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Makeshift Memorial Grows For Fallen Lower Burrell Officer

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.

10/13/2011

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Local Firefighters To Hold Boot Drive For Slain Officer’s Family

Three local volunteer fire departments are coming together to raise money for the family of slain Lower Burrell Police Officer Derek Kotecki.

10/13/2011

Bus Driver Louise West puts a black ribbon on a school bus to remember Officer Derek Kotecki.  (Credit: KDKA)

Officer’s Death Leaves Void In Lower Burrell Community

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.

10/13/2011

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Westmoreland Co. DA: Officers Knew Post Was A Threat

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.

10/13/2011

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Community Mourns Fallen Lower Burrell Officer

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.

10/13/2011

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Lower Burrell Officials Remember Officer Kotecki

KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to the Lower Burrel Mayor and a councilman about the loss of Officer Kotecki.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/13/2011

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Lower Burrell Police Chief: “Derek Was A Great Police Officer”

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.

10/13/2011

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Officer Killed In Lower Burrell Shooting, Suspected Gunman Dead

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.

10/12/2011

Rich Boucher says he has known the officer for about six or seven years.  (Credit: KDKA)

Friend Remembers Fallen Lower Burrell Officer

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.

10/12/2011

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Mother Of Casey Anthony Prosecutor Reacts To Verdict

When the Florida jury handed down its verdict in the Casey Anthony trial, lead prosecutor Linda Drane Burdick’s mother was watching closely from her home in Lower Burrell.

07/05/2011

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West Deer Victims Expected To Recover

A local father is breathing a bit easier after his 13-year-old son survived a small plane crash in West Deer. Another 13-year-old boy, a science teacher and the pilot were also hurt.

05/11/2011

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Fire Destroys Westmoreland Co. Home

A massive fire in Westmoreland County destroyed a home Tuesday morning.

05/10/2011

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Officer Injured In Westmoreland County Crash

Lower Burrell Police Officer Ted Meixelsberger was headed to a 911 call at a bar when his SUV was hit head-on.

04/18/2011

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Westmoreland Co. Home Destroyed By Fire

A Westmoreland County house full of memories and antiques was destroyed by fire Tuesday morning.

03/16/2011

2 Dead In Fatal Motor Cycle Accident

Police are investigating a Motorcycle accident that happened early this morning on route 780 in Westmoreland County.

08/16/2010

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