OBIT: Derek Kotecki (Lower Burrell)

A fallen police officer will be remembered this weekend.

Officer Derek Kotecki, 40, was shot and killed along Greensburg Road in Lower Burrell Wednesday, October 12 at approximately 7PM.

Friends will be received at the Rusiewicz Funeral Home, 3124 Leechburg Road, Lower Burrell, tomorrow – Saturday, October 15 from 2-4 and 6-9PM, and on Sunday, October 16 from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m.

A prayer service will be held at the funeral home Monday, October 17 at 9:30 AM, followed by a funeral Mass at Mt. St. Peter Church, 100 Freeport Rd. in New Kensington at 11AM.

Burial with police honors will follow in Greenwood Memorial Park in New Kensington.