Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Derek Kotecki

Lower Burrell Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Reflections for Patrolman Derek Kotecki

Derek, You will always be remembered for your zest for life, your sense of humor, and your unwavering dedication to your family, your community, and your fellow officers. I am honored to have known you. You will be missed, my friend!

Debbie Stultz
Friend of Derek & Julie Kotecki

October 13, 2011

Thank you for your service Officer Kotecki. My thoughts and prayers to you, your family, and to K9 Benny. You will be missed.

Sgt. Matthew E. Grubb
Ross Police Department K9 Division

October 13, 2011

On behalf of the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association, I would like to express our deepest regards and sympathy to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Derek Kotecki. You gave the ultimate sacrifice. Derek, you may be gone, but you will NEVER be forgotten. Rest in peace blue angel and thank you for your service.

James A. Cortina

James A. Cortina
Connecticut Police Work Dog Association / Director

October 13, 2011

Derek, we grew up together as little kids, You were without a doubt the better of us all. You always had to be the good guy .. Its a crying shame that we cant go back to the days of cops N Robbers with cap guns .. You Will Be missed by all and especially the Citizenry of Lower Burrell that relied on your protection..

Rough Men Stand at the Walls Ready to Do Harm So that the Citizenry May Sleep Well At Night .... George Orwell.

I Guess God now has a New Soldier / Angel in his ranks, this is a good thing overall.
I guess there is something to : Only The Good Die Young..
Rest Well My Friend and Brother..

Trooper Richard A. LITAK
PA State Police

October 13, 2011

Thank you for your dedication and years of service to your community. You shall be honored and never forgotten by your country. May God watch over your family and protect them. Brother, we now have the watch. Godspeed. Bless you.

Deputy R. L. Matthews NC
Father of Deputy C. Brian Matthews EOW 9-30-05

October 13, 2011

God Bless you. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. You will not be forgotten, rest now, rest well, rest in peace.

Dep David Dunnemann
Cumberland County, Maine Sheriffs Ofc

October 13, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother. Know your K9 partner is okay and never left your side. Your fellow officers found your killer and he will never hurt anyone again. My condolences to your Family, your K9 partenr Benny, and the Lower Burrell Police Department.

PO Fred Nordt
Lake Success PD, Long Island, NY

October 13, 2011

From one of your Mercyhurst Municipal Police Academy classmates: You kept us all laughing 18 years ago, it's no wonder so many who knew you well have spoken so highly of you. Peace rest with you brother.

Sgt. Tom Nicklas
City of St. Marys Police Dept, PA

October 13, 2011

Rest in Peace Brother.

PSP Hazleton

October 13, 2011

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

October 13, 2011

RIP brother Derek.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends during this very difficult time.

Det. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

October 13, 2011

May the lord grant the family and friends of Officer Kotecki the strength to cope with his tragic loss. Our prayers are with the Lower Burrell Police Dept. May God Bless you all.

Session 51
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

October 13, 2011

my heart along with my fellow officers, our hearts go out to derek's family, friends, and his officers, and to the people that he had served. My god be with you all. God bless you brother Derek.

patrolman 26 years robert bashore
pocono mtn regional police dept monroe county pa

October 13, 2011

Patrolman Kotecki work is done here on earth - he is now patrolling the Heavens Above. My prayers go to his wife, children, family, and brothers/sisters in blue. Continued blessings for his K-9 partner that did not leave his side.

Ret. Tfc. Divita Washington
Maryland State Police

October 13, 2011

R.I.P. brother Derek Kotecki!!!

Husker Street Officer

October 13, 2011

May peace be with the family, community and department.

Investigator ES Breeding
Buchanan Co. Sheriffs Office VA

October 13, 2011

On behalf of the men and women of the Camillus Police Department, our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and co-workers of Patrolman Derek Kotecki. Rest in Peace Brother, We now have the Watch.

Town of Camillus Police Department, Central New York

October 13, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Kotecki's family, friends and brothers & Sisters in blue. Thank you for your service. RIP Office Kotecki

Stephanie Prowant
surviving sister of Chris R. Betts, EOW 12-22-02

October 13, 2011

I pray for your Peace my Brother Thank you for all that you did for everyone...I pray the Lord comforts your family and gives them strength to be at peace...Luv the Hatchell Family

Deputy Hatchell
Police Officer

October 13, 2011

God Bless you Brother. You made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in peace knowing that your partner never left your side in your darkest hour.

Officer B.A. Martin
Virginia Beach Police Department

October 13, 2011

I would like to extend my deepest condolences to Officer Kotecki's family and to his family of the Lower Burrell Police Department. My prayers are with his wife, children and family.
Thank you for your service! RIP

Martha Gaines
Support for Police unity Tour Chapter 2

October 13, 2011

May God bless you and your family and may God help heal the hurt of your K-9 partner.

Lieutenant Mark Cricchio
Honolulu Police Department

October 13, 2011

RIP Officer Kotecki

Kathy Alvarez (retired dispatch)
Hialeah PD (FL)

October 13, 2011

Patrolman Kotecki, thank you for your service. My prayers go out to your family, friends, and your Department. RIP my Brother in Blue, we have the watch now.

Patrol Officer

October 13, 2011


Deputy J. D. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

October 13, 2011

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