|Birth: ||May 22, 1971|
|Death: ||Oct. 12, 2011|
Patrolman Derek Kotecki was shot and killed while investigating reports of a wanted man at a local fast food restaurant. The man was wanted for a shooting ten days earlier and for threatening police officers during the previous week.
As Patrolman Kotecki and his canine, Odin, approached, the man suddenly opened fire. Patrolman Kotecki suffered a fatal wound. The subject then fled but was approached by other officers as he attempted to climb a fence behind the restaurant. He was killed during an exchange of shots with the responding officers.
K9 Odin was uninjured but had to be muzzled after refusing to leave Patrolman Kotecki's side.
Patrolman Kotecki had served with the Lower Burrell Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
Photo to the right is Officer Kotecki an his K-9 Partner Odin.
Bio provided by ODMP
Richard A Kotecki (1934 - 2016)
Greenwood Memorial Park
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Oct 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78307596
Added: Dec. 18, 2011
Thank you, sir, for your service. May you rest in peace.|
Added: Oct. 17, 2011
Rest In Peace|
Added: Oct. 15, 2011
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