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Derek Kotecki
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Birth: May 22, 1971
Natrona Heights
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 12, 2011
Lower Burrell
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA

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.


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 Parents:
  Richard A Kotecki (1934 - 2016)
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park
Lower Burrell
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: James Myers
Record added: Oct 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78307596
Derek Kotecki
Added by: James Myers
 
Derek Kotecki
Added by: James Myers
 
Derek Kotecki
Cemetery Photo
Added by: G. Stoecklein
 
 
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- ourfamilybones
 Added: Dec. 18, 2011
Thank you, sir, for your service. May you rest in peace.
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 17, 2011
Rest In Peace
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 15, 2011
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