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Patrolman Derek Kotecki

Lower Burrell Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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Reflections for Patrolman Derek Kotecki

May you rest in peace and god bless your entire family !!! You made the ultimate sacrifrice my brother !!
D/S Kevin Carter
St Lucie County Sheriff's Office
Ft. Pierce, Florida
( formerly from tarentum, pa.)

Deputy Kevin Carter
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

October 13, 2011

May you rest in peace and god bless your entire family !!! You made the ultimate sacrifrice my brother !!
D/S Kevin Carter
St Lucie County Sheriff's Office
Ft. Pierce, Florida
( formerly from tarentum, pa.)

Deputy Kevin Carter
St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

October 13, 2011

Patrolman Kotecki, you're a true hero to the end. May you rest in peace our brother.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

October 13, 2011

Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice to your community. My prayers are with your wife, children and family. RIP

Officer Chuck Carr
Lander Police Department Wyoming

October 13, 2011

A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Lower Burrell Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Steven Marshall
Washington, NH Police Department

October 13, 2011

Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service.

Sgt. Kevin Kratz
Buena Vista Twp Police Department (Michigan)

October 13, 2011

Officer Kotecki is the real true hero. May God be with his family and Department.

Det R. Killinger (Ret)
Mid Cumb Regional Police

October 13, 2011

On behalf of the Dothan Police Department's K9 Unit we would like to extend our deepest condolences to Officer Kotecki's family and the to the members of the Lower Burrell Police Department. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
REST IN PEACE Officer Kotecki!!!

Cpl William Wozniak
Dothan Police Dept. K9 Unit Dothan, Alabama

October 13, 2011

RIP Brother!
Thank you for your service!
Keep watch for the rest of ur brothers!

Tfc Retired
psp

October 13, 2011

My wife and I want you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with Officer Kotecki's family, friends, co-workers, and agency. Rest In Peace Officer Kotecki, we'll carry on for you…

SGT Mike Allen (Retired)
California Highway Patrol

October 13, 2011

IAM SORRY TO HEAR THIS....I PRAY FOR THE FAMILY FRIENDS AND COWORKERS..AND MOST OF ALL ....K9 BERRY..THE OFFICER WAS NOT JUST HIS HANDLER, BUT HIS FRIEND HIS BROTHER HIS PLAYMATE....I SEND MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS TO ALL THAT WERE INVOLVED...

TRE
LAW BITING CITIZEN

October 13, 2011

Officer Kotecki, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

October 13, 2011

R.I.P. Officer Kotecki. Our deepest condolences go out to your family and K-9. Your brave sacrifice will be remembered by all of us.

Sgt. Jeff Stone
Reading Police Dept.

October 13, 2011

Rest In Peace Brother Derek Kotecki

OFFICER JAMES ''SPEEDY'' HARKINS
HIAWASSEE POLICE DEPT. GEORGIA

October 13, 2011

A hero remembered never dies.
Rest now brother, we have the watch from here.

K-9 Deputy
Sheriff

October 13, 2011

My deepest and sincerest condolences to Officer's Kotecki's family and the entire department for your loss. I know what you are going through and you will always be in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and stay strong!!!! R.I.P. Brother

Tpr. Christopher H. Callaghan
Pa. State Police:Pittsburgh(Retired)

October 13, 2011

Being a former K9 handler I can relate to this unique relationship between the officer and his partner Benny. I hope that the officer was able to experience Benny's commitment and presence before the Lord took him.

Patrol
Evergreen

October 13, 2011

Thank you to a true hero and hearts and prayers for family and friends.

Patrol
Marion Ohio PD

October 13, 2011

Our prayers and sympathies go out to the family and friends of Officer Kotecki and to the community he served. God bless you all in this time of need. It was not the way that Officer Kotecki died that made him hero... it was the way he lived.

Chief David Gottschalk
Fairplay, CO P.D.

October 13, 2011

I would like to extend my condolences to Officer Kotecki's family and K9 Benny. My entire career was spent interacting with police officers and sheriff deputies, all doing the thankless job of keeping our community safe. I had and still have the utmost respect for those heroes in uniform, especially knowing what they face on a day in, day out basis. I am hopeful that those who knew Officer Kotecki will remember him with pride knowing he was just doing his job like so many of you out there do. Rest in peace, sir.

Marina Cross, CA Parole Agent, Ret.
CA Dept of Corrections & Rehabilitation

October 13, 2011

May God hold Patrolman Kotecki in His loving hands. My prayers for his family, friends and fellow officers. K-9 Benny was a good and faithful partner and served Kotecki until the end. His service will be remembered and he will be loved until he meets his partner at the Rainbow Bridge.

Victoria Draper, past president
Citizen Police Academy Alumni

October 13, 2011

The Officer stood and faced his God, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes where shining just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Policeman, how shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?"
The Officer squared his shoulders and said, "No Lord, I guess I ain't. Because those of us who carry a badge can't always be a saint."
"I've had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough, and sometimes i've been violent, because the streets are mighty tough."
"But I never took a penny, that wasn't mine to keep, though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills just got too steep."
"And I've never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear, and sometimes, God forgive me, I wept unmanly tears."
"I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around, except to calm their fears."
"Lord, if you have a place for me here, it needn't be so grand. I've never expected or had too much, but if you don't I'll understand."
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod, as the Officer waited quietly for the judgement of his God.
"Step forward now Policeman, you've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets, you've done your time in Hell."

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Police Officer
friend

October 13, 2011

The officers and staff of the Chestertown Police Department offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow officers of Patrolman Derek Kotecki. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Derek.

Cpl. Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Maryland Police Department

October 13, 2011

Our heartfelt condolences to Officer Kotecki's family and the Lower Burrell police agency. Our prayers for strength and solace are with you and K9 Benny. Your sacrifice is of the deepest kind. If it is at all possible be assured that God has our days numbered in His book even before we are knit together in our mother's womb. Our deepest respect to you, Officer Kotecki.

Patrol Officer and K9 Handler
Manitowoc County Sheriff's Dept

October 13, 2011

R.I.P Hero

Praying for peace and comfort for his family, fellow officers, K9 Benny and their community.

Becky Ginsbach
Citizen- Estacada Oregon

October 13, 2011

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