Murdered Pittsburgh Officer's Memorial Vandalized Twice

The memorial for murdered Pittsburgh Police Officer Paul Sciullo was vandalized for the second time this summer.

Bloomfield, PA – A memorial tribute to fallen Pittsburgh Police Officer Paul Sciullo was vandalized for the second time this summer, but this time surveillance video got some pretty good pictures of some possible suspects.

There are two memorial plaques with Officer Sciullo’s name and a flagpole that flies an American flag and a Thin Blue Line flag on the front porch of the fallen officer’s parents’ home in Bloomfield, KDKA reported.

The first incident of vandalism occurred in June, when somebody spray-painted the plaques mounted to the porch’s railing and stole the Thin Blue Line flag.

On Friday, the officer’s parents awoke to find both flags missing and a sticker on one of the memorial plaques that encouraged people to shoot at autonomous vehicles, WTAE reported.

The parents, who just had the 10th anniversary of their son’s murder in April, told KDKA that this latest incident was over the line and they felt heartsick over it.

Officer Sciullo, 36, was fatally shot on April 4, 2009 while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Stanton Heights, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page.

He and another officer arrived at the home and were talking to a woman inside the residence when a man wearing a bulletproof vest shot Officer Sciullo in the face with a shotgun.

Officer Sciullo, an 18-month veteran of the Pittsburgh Police Department, and two other officers were killed that day in a gunfight and four-hour standoff that ended in the gunman’s surrender, the Officer Down Memorial Page reported.

The gunman, Richard Poplawski, was convicted of the officers’ murders and sentenced to death on June 28, 2011.

Poplawski received a stay of execution in February of 2017 based on a petition that alleged he did not have effective representation by his attorneys at trial, WTAE reported. He has not yet been given a new administrative execution date.

Police have asked the public to look at pictures of the suspects procured by Sciullos’ surveillance cameras and contact them with information.

The family’s neighbors said they were angry about the vandalism of the memorial.

“We cannot believe what’s happening,” Iva DiPasquale told KDKA. “Why to such a nice family, the things that are happening to them? With Paul, please Lord, give him rest in peace.”

Comments (17)
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jakki taylor
jakki taylor

I sure hope they catch these POS and that Poplawski fries soon.

Bobby1874
Bobby1874

Obama's legacy the emboldened thugs and the war on cops....

Thank a Democrat for rising crime, social decay and the war on cops...

Democrats have morphed into the trade union for America's malignancies.  Thugs, criminals, MS13, Porn Stars, radicals, illegals, and anything else that runs counter to our constitution,  laws, or sovereignty is a welcome vote to Democrats.

Aramovich
Aramovich

We used to say in the 70's to the people in California, "If you don't like cops, then the next time you are in trouble, try calling a hippie". Sheeesh.

Oilgotreb1
Oilgotreb1

F&%king a$$holes.

LEO0301
LEO0301

These two need to be taught a lesson. Not by the police of course, because as snot nose boogers likes to say, "it's not the role of the police to punish". But, if a concerned citizen decided to put a steel pipe whooping on them, I would personally give them a high five.

vwiles34
vwiles34

These thug's need a good ass whoopin....

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Some sick people who can’t just let things be.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Wasn't there a particular group who was openly advocating for people to obtain thin blue line flags that didn't belong to them? IIRC, this group is also notoriously anti law enforcement... coincidence?

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

They look like Burgers Allday's brothers!! Pieces of s**t!! Somebody needs to throw a sheet over their heads, throw them in the back of a pickup and give them an ass whooping!! Or maybe enact a "post birth abortion"!!!

natoj
natoj

another f.....sick dude!