December 29, 2011

Hero Week Day 4

K-9 Patrolman Derek Kotecki was shot and killed on October 12, 2011. Kotecki and his canine Odin responded to a call that a man wanted for attempted homicide would be at the Dairy Queen. The man was hiding in a jeep and shot Kotecki as he and Odin exited the police cruiser.

“He was a great human being and a great family man who had a heart as big as he was.”

“He went down there to face that evil person knowing what the threats were. It takes a true hero to put his life on the line like that to protect the community.”

“Remember, it is not how he died that made him a hero, it was how he lived.” 


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    Marissa B. December 29, 2011 Reply

    Stuck at work! Wish I’m there to remember K-9 Patrolman Derek Kotecki. Really bummed out! Give your best effort tonight!

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    Matt December 29, 2011 Reply

    We missed you Marissa! Some really great efforts today to serve as tribute!

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