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Patrolman Michael D. Love | Rochester Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Rochester Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

Patrolman

Michael D. Love

Rochester Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Saturday, February 8, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; 9 mm

Offender: Died in 2012

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Patrolman Michael Love was shot and killed while attempting to take action after witnessing a murder. While Patrolman Love was off duty, and patronizing a restaurant, a man who had been stalking his estranged wife entered the restaurant and fatally shot her. Hearing the gunshot, Patrolman Love attempted to take action against the suspect but was shot and killed.

The subject was apprehended and subsequently sentenced to death. He died in prison on March 2012 while still on death row.

Patrolman Love had served with the Rochester Township Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers.

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By recognizing the heroes of our past, we honor and appreciate the warriors of our present. You have not been forgotten, my brother. You will always be remembered. God bless you Mike, and rest in peace.

David F Hoechstetter
ex-Patrolman (Disabled)
Conway Police Department
Pennsylvania
February 8, 2014

 

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