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.”