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Pittsburgh Police Officers


Police officers Eric Kelly, Stephen Mayhle and Paul Sciullo II were killed in a shooting in Pittsburgh after responding to a domestic disturbance call.

Eric Kelly

Kelly, 41, had just finished working the overnight shift and was on his way home when he responded to the shooting.

Kelly, a former Marine, entered the police academy in 1995. In the late 1990s, he patrolled the some of the city's most violent East End neighborhoods with Detective Robert Pires.

"He always had your back," Pires said. "If you were doing a call with Kelly you didn't have to worry. He knew what to do, what to say. With Kelly it came natural."

He is survived by his wife, Marena; daughters Tameka, 22, Autumn, 16, and Janelle, 11; his mother, Francis Kelly; and a sister.

Stephen Mayhle

Like Sciullo, Mayhle joined the Pittsburgh police two years ago. Sgt. Eric Holmes, their supervisor at the Zone 5 station where they worked said both officers were "young, energetic."

"They were always early, ready to start their shift," said Holmes. "They just loved being cops."

Mayhle celebrated his 29th birthday on Friday. Mayhle and his wife recently bought a home in the city after living with their daughters in a high-rise apartment building.

Shandra Mayhle recently wrote on her blog, "My husband is employed by the Pittsburgh City Police. He loves what he does!"

Police said Mayhle was the second officer to enter the home and was shot in the head.

Mayhle is survived by his wife, Shandra; daughters, Jennifer, 6, and Brooklynn, 3; his parents, Marjorie and Ronald Mayhle; and two brothers.

Paul Sciullo II

Sciullo, 37, worked with computers before deciding to join the police bureau about two years ago. He grew up in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield neighborhood, home of the city's Little Italy section, and played hockey and golf at Central Catholic High School.

High school hockey teammate Kevin Zielmanski, who now coaches at Bishop Canevin High School, said Sciullo told him "he really enjoyed being an officer. He didn't want a desk job. He enjoyed being out in the patrol car."

Sciullo was the first officer who entered the home and was shot in the head.

Sciullo is survived by his parents, Paul and Julia Sciullo; two sisters; and his fiancee, Lisa Esposito.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press

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February 10, 2019
My sincere heartfelt condolences goes out to the family and friends of the Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. May God continue to comfort each and every one of you every day.

To the families of the Pittsburgh Police Officers, my sincerest sympathies. May you find comfort in the promise found at Rev. 21:4.

To the families: May the comfort from family and friends continue to strengthen you, and may you find comfort in the words found in the Holy Scriptures: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."

As a law enforcement officer in the Chicago area with relatives in the Pittsburgh area with the last name of Sciullo, it broke my heart to discover this obituarary. May you always have peace knowing that Paul died a hero. May God bless you all.

Thanks to the Officers who lost their lives, and the Officers who daily put their lives on the line to protect our communities!

"And just a little whole longer, and the wicked ones will be no more."
A promise stated in Psalmes 37:10

May all the families draw comfort from their God.

How sad to hear of this. My heart goes out to all the policemen's families. May God Bless and watch over you all!

I will pray for the fallen as well as for their family and friends. Let us all pray that God will help us all to end crime and suffering.

To the families of our three fallen policemen may God bless and keep you always. Keep the faith.

Rest in peace Brothers. God has 3 new Angels to help protect him.