A chain of illegal activity—some occurring in Plum Borough—ultimately ended up in the shooting of Kotecki last October.
Detectives from the Westmoreland County District Attorney's office have charged seven people in connection to the death of Lower Burrel police officer Derek Kotecki. Kotecki, 40, was shot to death last October by Charles Post at the Dairy Queen on Greensburg Road—at the Plum/New Kensington border. Post had been on the run from police for about 10 days after shooting at his former boss and threatening to kill police. Charles Post also was killed at the scene. Charles Post's brother, Chad Post, 35; Amanda Christyn Walters, 23; and Nicole Martha Walters, 37, all of Lower Burrell, have been charged with two counts of hindering apprehension and two counts of conspiracy for helping Charles Post, hide from the police in between the time he shot …
All proceeds from the T-shirts will go to the family of Lower Burrell police Officer Derek Kotecki.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Mike Jones
Friday, October 21, 2011
A Bridgeville company is producing thousands of T-shirts to memorialize the slain Lower Burrell police officer and raise money for his family. Workers at X-Deco spent the past few days printing more than 7,000 shirts to benefit the Derek Kotecki Memorial T-Shirt Fund and will continue to roll more off the presses. Derek Kotecki, a K-9 officer in Lower Burrell, was shot to death on Oct. 12 near the New Kensington/Plum border as he attempted to arrest a wanted man. All of the proceeds from the shirts will be donated to the fund, and some of the workers have volunteered their time so more money goes to the family. “We like helping them out,” said Perry Smith, a Bridgeville resident, as he placed shirts on a drying conveyor belt. “I have a few…
The incident occurred Wednesday night not far from Plum Borough.
- POLICE & FIRE
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011