PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Family, friends and community members gathered at Osceola Park in Bloomfield today for an annual street hockey tournament to honor a fallen hero.

The event pays tribute to Pittsburgh Police Officer Paul Sciullo II. He was killed shot and killed in the line of duty during a standoff in Stanton Heights back in 2009.

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The event is especially significant because Officer Sciullo played in that same park during his childhood.

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“This is what we can give back in return to honor him and his memory and we’re more than happy to do so every year,” Eric Crouse, a relative.

This was the third year for the event. It continues Sunday.

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