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Remembering Lower Burrell Officer Derek Kotecki

Kotecki was killed Wednesday night in the line of duty near the Plum/Lower Burrell border. Post your condolences and prayers for Kotecki's family and friends after this tragic loss.

Lower Burrell officer Derek Kotecki, 40, was shot and killed Wednesday night after an incident at a Dairy Queen on Greensburg Road, near the Plum/Lower Burrell border.

Kotecki was an 18-year veteran with the Lower Burrell Police Department. Most recently, he was the department's K-9 officer who worked with canine, Benny.

Kotecki was shot and killed by Charles Post, 33, of Lower Burrell, who then killed himself. For more information about the incident, see this article in the Valley News Dispatch.

This happened very close to home, and Patch wanted to give the community a chance to post condolences and prayers for Kotecki's family and friends.

Feel free to show support or share memories in the comments section.

Facebook group also has been created for people who wish to send their good thoughts.

Related Topics: K9 officercharles postcondolencesderek koteckilower burrell police departmentlower burrell police officer derek kotecki, and police killed

GREGG September 18, 2012 at 04:02 PM
IT IS SAD OFFICER KOTECKI DIED BUT HOW MUCH MONEY DOES THIS FAMILY NEED STOP COLLECTING/ THIS IS FRAUDULENT

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