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Fallen Officers Memorial - First Anniversary
Three of Pittsburgh’s Finest were fatally shot during their tour of duty on April 4th, 2009. The officers were responding to a 911 call for a domestic disturbance when they were ambushed and fatally shot by the actor with multiple weapons.
At approximately 7:00 AM, Officers Mayhle and Officer Sciullo received a call of a domestic disturbance between a mother and son in the Stanton Heights section of the city. When they arrived, they approached the front door of the house but were ambushed by the suspect, who opened fire at the officers, killing them both.
Officer Eric Kelly, who was off-duty and returning home after his shift, heard the call and responded to the scene. The suspect, who was firing an AK-47 from the window of his home, shot and mortally wounded Officer Kelly as he exited his vehicle and attempted to aid Officers Mayhle and Sciullo. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Kelly was able to call in the shooting and direct responding officers to the location.
The responding officers were fired upon by the suspect, but were able to pull Officer Kelly from the line of fire. One officer was shot in the hand and another officer suffered a broken leg while rescuing Officer Kelly. Officer Kelly was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his wounds.
The suspect, who was armed with several guns and protected by a bullet resistant vest, engaged responding patrol and SWAT officers in a gun battle, in which over 100 rounds were fired. After a four-hour standoff in which he was shot several times in the legs and vest, he surrendered. He was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated homicide and assault.
Deceased Pittsburgh Police Officers are:
14 year veteran, Officer Eric G. Kelly (41), who leaves behind a wife and 3 daughters
- 2 year veteran, Officer Paul J. Sciullo II (37), who leaves behind his parents Paul and Julia as well as his sisters Laura and Julia
2 year veteran, Officer Stephen J. Mayhle (29), who leaves behind his wife and 2 daughters
Injured Officers are:
15 year veteran, Officer Timothy McManaway, who sustained a gunshot wound to his hand while assisting the fallen officers.
4 year veteran, Officer Brian Jones, who sustained a broken leg while attempting to assist the fallen officers.
It is a custom among the law enforcement community to print memorial t-shirts to raise funds for the families of fallen officers.
Our memorial t-shirts were designed by Detective Patrick Moffatt and approved by Chief Harper for replication. Custom Printing Graphics offered their time and printing to this enormous effort. To date 12,000 memorial t-shirts have been printed and distributed to various venues in the City.
Due to overwhelming public interest in the t-shirts, a website was developed by Higher Images, Inc. in cooperation with Custom Printed Graphics and Riverset Credit Union. Proceeds from purchased t-shirts will go directly from the Riverset Credit Union into the Pittsburgh Fallen Heroes Fund at the Pittsburgh Police Federal Credit Union with oversight by the Fraternal Order of Police.
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