Patrolman Michael D. Love

Patrolman Michael D. Love

Rochester Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, February 8, 1992

Michael D. Love

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.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Died in 2012

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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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