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

This has been a sad year for our K9 Handlers in Pennsylvania. Our condolences to the Lower Burrell Police Department and family and friends of Ofc. Kotecki. There will be a tremendous void with his loss.

Mike Decher, President
PA K9 Assistance Foundation

October 13, 2011

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“ uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place. As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say its ok you’re with your eternal partners. A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.

A brother law enforcement officer
12-25-2010

Sheriff Jim Weaver (Ret.) LAPD (Ret.)
Jerome County, Idaho (Ret.)

October 13, 2011

Rest in Peace Patrolman Kotecki, Prayers for your family, friends, and Police Officers everywhere

Police Dispatcher
CMPD

October 13, 2011

God Bless Patrolman Kotecki, his family and friends. "I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom." Abraham Lincoln

Officer Jeffrey Blose
Lake Alfred Police Department FL

October 13, 2011

Rest in Peace brother...you are a true hero.
Condolences to family, friends and fellow members
of the Lower Burrell Police Department.

Sergeant Thomas F Durdack
Holmdel, New Jersey Police Department

October 13, 2011

May your service be remembered by all in your community.

A MAN is a success…
Who has lived well,
Laughed often and loved much
Who has gained the respect of intelligent men and women
And the love of children;
Who has filled his niche and accomplished his tasks;
Who leaves the world better than he found it,
Who has never lacked appreciation of Earth’s beauty
Or failed to express it;
Who looked for the best in others
And gave the very best he had.

Bill / Retired LEO
State of North Carolina

October 13, 2011

Rest in peace officer Kotecki you bring honor and pride to your name your family and this job.

Officer Bowers
Rome Police Department

October 13, 2011

My prayers are with the family, friends, and coworkers of this fallen Brother. May God's grace bring ease to them all.

Agent Keith M Chan
ICE

October 13, 2011

When I learn of a Police Officers line of Duty Death my blood boils and my heart aches for his family,brother officers and friends. My sincere condolences to Patrolman Derek Kotecki's family. May he rest in Peace and may God watch over him. He will not be forgotten.

Retired Detective Frank DeMarco
NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT

October 13, 2011

Rest in Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

October 13, 2011

Thoughts and prayers are with this officer's family and department family. Thank you for your service to your community. You are a hero in every sense of the word, Sir.

Anne Beitel
Mother of LODD Milburn Beitel,III

October 13, 2011

God Bless you and your family during this time of trial, Officer Kotecki. May He guide your steps home and hold you close to Him until your family joins you once again.
Thank you for your service to your fellow man, we can never truly repay you.
You are the true hero.
Thank you to Officer Benny for showing the utmost in loyalty for his fellow officer!

EMT Patricia Andrukat
UMC EMS Lubbock, Tx

October 13, 2011

Another Worrior Hero has Fallen. RIP My Brother. GOD be with you and yours.

Chief
Mars police

October 13, 2011

May you walk with God. You gave all for the safety of your city.

Joseph "Todd" Plummer
Retired Paramedic

October 13, 2011

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Patrolman Derek Kotecki. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time. Rest in Peace, Patrolman Kotecki and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

October 13, 2011

Thank you sir for your dedication and willingness to face the evil of our land. Prayers for the Lower Burrell Police Department and for the widow and children. R.I.P. dear brother.

Chaplain Paul Grady
Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville, TN

October 13, 2011

Peace be with you Officer Kotecki and God bless your family.

Captain Gean Johnson
Colleton County Sheriff's Office Walterboro, S.C.

October 13, 2011

Our K9 friends are often the most loyal, dedicated, and brilliant friends we could ever ask for.

Protect us from above Patrolman Kotecki

PTC Brady
Highway Patrol

October 13, 2011

Dear Father in heaven. Please comfort his wife and children. Lord we don't always understand but help us to accept. Bless them oh Lord. Father also bless his brothers and sisters of his fellow officers who are also feeling this loss. To his faithful companion this K9 will also grieve. Father we lift them all up to you and place them in your gentle hands. For all these things we ask, we ask in Christ's name, Amen...


Thank you hero for your 18 years of devoted service. You will never be forgotten.

William Pennywitt
Former Sheriff's dept. affiliate

October 13, 2011

Rest in peace Brother Derek, you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Carl Wortham Assistant Chief (retired)
Sand Springs PD OK

October 13, 2011

To the family of Patrolman Kotecki, you're in my prayers, God Bless you.

Rest in Peace my brother in law enforcement.

Captain Gean Johnson
Colleton County Sheriff's Office Walterboro, S.C.

October 13, 2011

Patrolman Kotecki,
I was saddened to hear of your tragic murder. To your wife and children, I am so sorry for your loss. I am grateful to law enforcement officers all over the country for the sacrifices they and their families make to keep the communities safe. I hope the community will embrace Patrolman Kotecki's family and the Lower Burrell Police Department. I have a friend on this site that I check on regularly and saw this. Please know that law enforcement officers every where are praying for all of you. You are not alone.

Donna Grayson
Customs & Border Protection

October 13, 2011

To the family may god be by your side during these difficult times....thanks for your service...

PO D Hickman
Dallas PD

October 13, 2011

Godspeed PO Kotecki....Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department.....may you now rest in peace.

Trooper
Mass State Police

October 13, 2011

May God be with you my brother. Rest in Peace. God bless the Kotecki family(and K9 partner)...he will miss his master.

PO Humbert
ACPD

October 13, 2011

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