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October 17, 2011

Slain Pa. cop had arrested his killer before

Lower Burrell officer Derek Kotecki knew he was headed to dangerous situation

By Chuck Biedka
Pittsburgh Tribune Review

LOWER BURRELL, Pa. — Lower Burrell Patrolman Derek Kotecki knew he was riding into danger when he and fellow officers were told by radio dispatchers that a man wanted for attempted homicide would be at the Dairy Queen.

Kotecki, a family man and 18-year veteran of the force, responded to the call shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday with his K-9 partner, Odin, knowing that the fugitive, Charlie Post, had warned officers to stay away because he had a gun and was ready to use it.

Full story: Slain Pa. cop had arrested his killer before

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