2 Officers Remain Hospitalized, 4 Have Been Released

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The Pittsburgh Public Safety Department has released the names and conditions of the police officers injured in Saturday’s deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue.

The officers have been identified as:

  • Timothy Matson
  • Daniel Mead
  • Anthony Burke
  • Michael Smidga
  • John Persin
  • Tyler Pashel

Matson suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Mead was shot in the hand.

The ages of officers Matson and Mead have not been released, but UPMC says a 55-year-old officer remains in the hospital in stable condition, and a 40-year-old male officer has been discharged.

Family and friends have set up GoFundMe fundraising pages for both Matson and Mead. To find a GoFundMe for Matson, click here. To find a GoFundMe for Mead, click here.

Burke and Smidga have both been released from the hospital. Burke suffered a gunshot wound to the hand. Smidga suffered a graze wound and/or shrapnel wound to the head.

Persin and Pashel were not shot, but both went to the hospital for other injuries.

Persin was hospitalized with hearing concerns and issues. He has since been released.

Pashel suffered a knee injury. He has since been released.


The officers ask for privacy while they continue to recover.