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Pittsburgh Officer Dies from Off-Duty Shooting

“Regarding the investigation, we are investigating Officer Hall’s death as a homicide, and we are investigating the strong possibility, based on gathered evidence, that Officer Hall, who was off duty, was in fact acting under the color of the law when he was fatally shot,” Chief Scott Schubert said.

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Off-Duty Pittsburgh Officer Injured in Motorcycle Crash Expected to be OK

An officer with the Pittsburgh (PA) Police Department was on his way to work when he was injured in a motorcycle crash on Monday.

Off-Duty Pennsylvania Officer Shot, Listed in Critical Condition

An off-duty officer with the Pittsburgh (PA) Police department was shot and critically wounded early Sunday in the Homewood section of the city.

Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer Injured In Motorcycle Accident

An off-duty Philadelphia police officer was injured in a traffic collision with another vehicle on Tuesday.

Philadelphia Officer Reportedly Kills Wife, Self

An officer with the Philadelphia Police Department reportedly killed his wife and then turned the gun on himself on Monday.

Two Pennsylvania Agencies Merge to Form Regional Department

The merger of the Cheswick Borough and Springdale Township’s police departments in Pennsylvania will create the Allegheny Valley Regional Police Department—the first such merger in that state in nearly a half decade.

Lake Assault Boats to Build Versatile Patrol and Emergency Response Craft for PA Unit

The City of Pittsburgh (PA) River Rescue Unit has selected Lake Assault Boats to construct a 30-foot EMS river rescue vessel. "This new rescue vessel will respond to just about any emergency – from a medical situation on a river cruise ship, to a SWAT team's mission or a fire on a fishing boat," said Division Chief Raymond S. Everitt.

Philadelphia Police Union Says Any Firings Over Facebook Posts "Out of Bounds"

Vice President John McGrody of Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 5 said, "I don't believe any Facebook posts merit firing, based on discipline that’s been handed out through the years."

More than 70 Philadelphia Officers Placed on Desk Duty Following Facebook Posts

More than 70 officers with the Philadelphia Police Department have been placed on desk duty while the agency conducts an internal investigation into hundreds of officers' social media posts.

Pennsylvania Police Chief Dies Suddenly

Police Chief Steven Hillias of the Perkasie Borough Police Department died suddenly on Sunday. The Lehigh Valley Coroner's office said Hillias died of natural causes.