a newspaper man adjusts his pen

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Snapshots from the funeral for three slain police officers

Blogger Jason Togyer sent this photo along to announce that Monongahela Police Department showed up today at the funeral for the three Pittsburgh police officers who died in the line of duty.

Officers from the small Pennsylvania city were among the "sea of blue" that gathered to say final goodbyes to Paul Sciullo II, Eric G. Kelly and Stephen J. Mayhle who were shot during a family dispute Saturday in Stanton Heights.

Togyer shot the photo on Forbes Avenue near McKee Place, and he also noticed cruisers from the Washington County sheriff's office and Cecil and Peters townships police departments.

"More than 1,000 units supposedly were in the procession," he said. "They were parked for blocks on both Forbes and Fifth, from roughly the Carnegie Museums all the way to Eye & Ear Hospital."

The Post-Gazette, meanwhile, posted an interesting slide show today of shots the newspaper's photographers captured during the funeral. Click here to take a look at its best shots of the day.

1 comment:

jtogyer said...

Looking through the shots I took last night, I also spotted McDonald and North Charleroi boroughs.

I'm sure there were other WashCo departments represented, too. It was an amazing turnout.