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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

[PA] Which version of what happened to officer's wife Jennifer Aydin Piccini is true?

..."She was a very lovely, wonderful mom"...

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR JENNIFER:
Jennifer Aydin Piccini
Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home
1701 State Route 51 (Large)
Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania 15025
Tel: (412) 384-0350
Friends will be received on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 2 - 6 PM at the funeral home with a funeral service beginning at the conclusion of visitation 6 PM.


When I first read news about Jennifer Aydin Piccini's death, my impression was her husband was a police officer, she went to his station, he wasn't there, that she had a confrontation with "police" and then fatally shot herself. But after reading everything that I could find it seems some sources are not telling the truth and most are rushing to conclusions. Most reports didn't point out that the number of police present during her fatal wounding was two, OR that one of those two officers was her husband. Three witnesses are mentioned, two by name - and the unnamed witness' account does not match that of the named witnesses. I will just share what I found.

VIDEO: [PA] Neighbors account of the death of officer's wife, Jennifer Piccini

EXCERPTS FROM THE NEWS
that caught my attention:


ALLEGHENY COUNTY HOMICIDE LT. ANDREW SCHURMAN DECLINED to release the name of the woman or her husband... He said the shooting occurred at about 9:20 p.m. last night and that THE WOMAN HAD A CONVERSATION WITH HER HUSBAND in the parking lot before the shooting. "RIGHT NOW WE BELIEVE that wound was self-inflicted. She was the wife of one of the police officers. WE'RE STILL IN THE MIDST OF OUR INVESTIGATION"...

ALLEGHENY COUNTY HOMICIDE LT. ANDREW SCHURMAN SAID POLICE WOULD NOT RELEASE INFORMATION on what prompted the confrontation or marital issues between the couple...

Jennifer Piccini had a confrontation with her husband before the shooting, ALLEGHENY COUNTY HOMICIDE LT. ANDREW SCHURMAN SAID. The medical examiner's office DIDN'T GIVE A MANNER OF DEATH, BUT SCHURMAN SAID she apparently shot herself...

POLICE SOURCES told Channel 4 Action News that Piccini was coming from work around 9:30 p.m. when she went to the station to confront her husband about something. Two officers were on duty and out on patrol, SO THE STATION WAS LOCKED AND SHE COULDN'T GET INSIDE.  PICCINI SHOT A TIRE ON HER HUSBAND'S PERSONAL VEHICLE, ACCORDING TO THE SOURCES. ONE OF THE OFFICERS CAME BACK TO THE STATION, AND PICCINI'S HUSBAND EVENTUALLY SHOWED UP TOO...

[VIDEO - NEWS ANCHOR PAUL MARTINO, KDKA NEWS]: "Many unanswered questions surround a deadly shooting late last night outside a local police department..."

[VIDEO - REPOPRTER BOB ALLEN, KDKA NEWS]: Ralph Warman and David Moore said they watched the whole confrontation "between Paccini and Glassport Police" from their 2nd floor apartment window.

[CIVILIAN WITNESS RALPH WARMAN] “They were arguing in the station; I don’t know who she was arguing with... I [saw] it all start in the station, then they came outside”...


[CIVILIAN WITNESS DAVID MOORE] “She was standing by one of the officers cars,” said [David] Moore. “I heard her slit the tire, heard the tire pop. When I heard the tire pop – the cop [Glassport Police Officer Nicholas Cato] came flying down this way five seconds after she did that.” Moore says that by then police discovered Piccini had a gun. He said she then took her own life in a rear parking lot after being cornered by police. “She started backing up in the grass, then she just ran where the three yellow bars are, and then that’s when she just fell over. Two shots in the head; she fell over”...


[GLASSPORT CHIEF HOWARD] KIFER said he didn't know Piccini's wife. He referred questions about the incident to Allegheny County police, who could not be reached for comment Sunday. Kifer said he put Piccini and Nicholas Cato, the other officer on duty at the time of the shooting, on paid leave...

A local firefighter told Channel 4 Action News that THE WOMAN WALKED INTO THE POLICE STATION and had an argument with the officer around 9:30 p.m. AND SHOT AT THE OFFICER before turning the gun on herself...

The Elizabeth woman who apparently shot herself outside the Glassport police station FIRED A BULLET INTO A CAR THAT BELONGED TO HER HUSBAND, an officer on the force, authorities said...


The manner of Jennifer Piccini's death is being listed as "pending investigation," though initial reports indicated she had shot herself...

The gunshot was found to be THE CAUSE of Piccini's death, BUT THE MANNER OF HER DEATH -- HOMICIDE, SUICIDE OR ACCIDENT -- HAS NOT BEEN DETERMINED YET. County police are still investigating. Neither Glassport police nor county police have publicly commented on the shooting yet...

INVESTIGATORS SAY POLICE CONFRONTED PICCINI in the parking lot BUT DID NOT SPECIFY THE CIRCUMSTANCES leading up to the shooting...

ALLEGHENY COUNTY POLICE DETECTIVE ANDREW SHERMAN SAID police encountered Piccini in the parking lot...

VIDEO: [PA] Officer's wife dies of gunshot wound at the Glassport Police Station

HMMMMMM.

Was Jennifer inside first or locked out first? Was she there arguing with her husband and Officer Cato came, or she was already in a confrontation some other officer and - as one version says - then her husband arrived? Witness Ralph Warman heard arguing INSIDE the police station and says they (Jennifer and an officer) came OUT arguing, but "police sources" told a news station that the station was locked up because the two on-duty officers where out on patrol. Were Jennifer and Michael Piccini alone together arguing inside the station, and after they came out of the station the other officer (specifically "Cop Cato" in the video version of Moore's account) came flying to the scene "5 seconds" after the sound of the tire being slit?.Was Jennifer in "a rear parking lot after being cornered by police"? Cornered by whom? Her husband or both officers? Did Jennifer fire a bullet into her husband's car as "authorities" said, slit it's tire as Moore said, or shoot AT her husband as the unnamed firefighter witness says she did? Did anyone see her lift a gun to her own head, or did she go by the three yellow bars and fall down as David Moore said? Was there one gunshot, or as Moore said, two, before she fell? Did he see, or hear the shots?

I'm hoping for clearer details over the next few days.

How can Allegheny County be doing the INVESTIGATING when they obviously are sure before they start of what happened? That seems to be the usual way with investigations into the suicides of officer's wives and girlfriends - sad truth.

Most of the articles, or police sources, didn't want it to be known that there were only two officers there, or that Jennifer's husband was AMONG the (1 or 2) police that she was having the confrontation with. There's more than one version to that sad night. Is one side of the story evolving?

I don't know.

If Jennifer took her own life, why?

ALLEGHENY COUNTY HOMICIDE LT. ANDREWS CHURMAN SAID POLICE WOULD NOT RELEASE INFORMATION on what prompted the confrontation or marital issues between the couple...

VIDEO: [PA] Cause of death for officer's wife Jennifer Picinni known, but not manner of death yet

POLICE: GLASSPORT OFFICER'S WIFE KILLS SELF OUTSIDE STATION
wpxi.com
November 14, 2011
Authorities have identified a woman who killed herself outside the Glassport police station as the wife of an officer. ALLEGHENY COUNTY DETECTIVES SAID Jennifer Piccini, 40, of Elizabeth, fatally shot herself Saturday night outside the station. Piccini was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. County Police Detective Andrew Sherman said police encountered Piccini in the parking lot, which is when she shot and killed herself. Channel 11 News reporter Dave Bondy confirmed that Piccini died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Her husband, whose name hasn’t been released, was on duty at the time, Bondy said. No other information has been released. [LINK]

POLICE: OFFICER'S WIFE KILLED SELF OUTSIDE STATION
abc27.com
Posted: Nov 14, 2011 2:50 AM PST
Updated: Nov 14, 2011 2:50 AM PST
GLASSPORT, Pa. (AP) - Authorities have identified the woman who killed herself outside a western Pennsylvania police station as the wife of an officer. Allegheny County detectives say 40-year-old Jennifer Piccini fatally shot herself Saturday night outside the Glassport police station. Piccini was transported to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Investigators say police confronted Piccini in the parking lot but did not specify the circumstances leading up to the shooting. [LINK]


ELIZABETH WOMAN'S DEATH SUSPECTED TO BE SUICIDE
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sunday, November 13, 2011
An Elizabeth woman who was pronounced dead late Saturday in the emergency room of UPMC McKeesport died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Allegheny County medical examiner. The manner of Jennifer Piccini's death is being listed as "pending investigation," though initial reports indicated she had shot herself in the head outside the Glassport police department on Monongahela Avenue. The 40-year-old woman was married to Michael Piccini, an officer with the Glassport police. Ms. Piccini was pronounced dead at 10:25 p.m. Saturday in the hospital emergency room. [LINK]

EARLY VERSION:
WIFE OF GLASSPORT OFFICER APPARENTLY TAKES HER LIFE AT POLICE STATION
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 13, 2011
The wife of a Glassport police officer died Saturday evening as the result of an apparent suicide in the parking lot of the Glassport police station, according to Allegheny County police. HER HUSBAND WAS ON DUTY AT THE TIME. Allegheny County homicide Lt. Andrew Schurman declined to release the name of the woman or her husband, but he said the woman was 40. He said the shooting occurred at about 9:20 p.m. last night and that the woman had a conversation with her husband in the parking lot before the shooting. "Right now we believe that wound was self-inflicted. She was the wife of one of the police officers. We're still in the midst of our investigation," he said. The block around the Glassport police station was blocked off with caution tape.

UPDATED VERSION, SAME LINK
WIFE OF GLASSPORT OFFICER APPARENTLY TAKES HER LIFE AT POLICE STATION
By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Sunday, November 13, 2011 An Elizabeth woman apparently shot herself outside the Glassport police station on Saturday after talking with her husband, an officer on the force, authorities said. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman as Jennifer Aydin Piccini, 40. Her husband, Michael Piccini, a part-time Glassport police officer, was on duty at the time of the shooting, which occurred about 9:20 p.m. Jennifer Piccini had a confrontation with her husband before the shooting, Allegheny County homicide Lt. Andrew Schurman said. The medical examiner's office didn't give a manner of death, but Schurman said she apparently shot herself. She was pronounced dead at UPMC McKeesport. Michael Piccini, 35, has been on the Glassport police force for about six months, said police Chief Howard Kifer. Kifer said he didn't know Piccini's wife. He referred questions about the incident to Allegheny County police, who could not be reached for comment Sunday. Kifer said he put Piccini and Nicholas Cato, the other officer on duty at the time of the shooting, on paid leave. [LINK]

POLICE: GLASSPORT OFFICER'S WIFE KILLS SELF OUTSIDE STATION
WPXI
November 14, 2011
GLASSPORT, Pa. -- Authorities have identified a woman who killed herself outside the Glassport police station as the wife of an officer. Allegheny County detectives said Jennifer Piccini, 40, of Elizabeth, fatally shot herself Saturday night outside the station. Piccini was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. County police Detective Andrew Sherman said police encountered Piccini in the parking lot, which is when she shot and killed herself. Channel 11 News reporter Dave Bondy confirmed that Piccini died of a single gunshot wound to the head. Her husband, whose name hasn’t been released, was on duty at the time, Bondy said. No other information has been released. [LINK]


WOMAN, 40, DIES AFTER SHOOTING SELF AT GLASSPORT POLICE STATION
pittsburgh.cbslocal.com
November 13, 2011 6:55 PM

[Excerpts] The Allegheny County Police Department is investigating after a woman reportedly shot and killed herself outside of the Glassport Police Station late Saturday night.

There continue to be many unanswered questions surrounding the shooting.

People who live near the police department were still talking Sunday about the confrontation between police and the woman, who officials say was the wife of a Glassport officer, that led to the fatal shooting.

Authorities say it all started when 40-year-old Jennifer Piccini showed up at the police department Saturday night.

“They were arguing in the station; I don’t know who she was arguing with,” said Ralph Warman, a witness. “I [saw] it all start in the station, then they came outside.”

Warman and David Moore both say they watched the whole confrontation between Piccini and Glassport police from the window of their second-floor apartment.

“She was standing by one of the officers cars,” said Moore. “I heard her slit the tire, heard the tire pop. When I heard the tire pop – the cop came flying down this way five seconds after she did that.”

Moore says that by then police discovered Piccini had a gun. He said she then took her own life in a rear parking lot after being cornered by police.

“She started backing up in the grass, then she just ran where the three yellow bars are, and then that’s when she just fell over. Two shots in the head; she fell over,” said Moore.

“We believe that wound was self-inflicted,” said Lt. Andrew Schurman, of the Allegheny County Police Department. “She encountered police in the parking lot. She is the wife of one of the local police officers.”

Piccini is married to Glassport Police Officer Michael Piccini who was on duty at the time. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner ruled that Piccini died from a gunshot wound to the head. [LINK]


WIFE OF GLASSPORT POLICE OFFICER FIRES SHOTS AT STATION
WTAE
November 13, 2011
The Medical examiner released the name of a woman who shot herself outside of the Glassport Police Station Saturday night. Jennifer Piccini of Elizabeth was pronounced dead at Mckeesport Hospital after getting into a confrontation with officers and then shooting herself in the head. Glassport police have not made any comment on the incident yet. A local firefighter told Channel 4 Action News that the woman walked into the police station and had an argument with the officer around 9:30 p.m. and shot at the officer before turning the gun on herself. Allegheny County police are investigating the case. They said the officer was not hit. The officer has not been publicly identified yet. Channel 4 Action News' Sarah Arbogast reported that a medical helicopter flew one person from the scene for treatment. That person is believed to be the woman. Yellow tape blocked off a large area around the police station on Monongahela Avenue after the shooting. Officers from several police departments were seen there.

LATER VERSION, SAME LINK:
OFFICER'S WIFE SHOT DEAD OUTSIDE GLASSPORT POLICE STATION - Jennifer Piccini Pronounced Dead At Hospital In McKeesport
WTAE
November 14, 2011
A mother of two who was fatally shot outside the Glassport Police Department has been identified as the wife of one of the department's officers. Jennifer Piccini, 40, of Elizabeth, was pronounced dead Saturday night at UPMC McKeesport, the Allegheny County medical examiner said. "It's definitely a tragedy," said Piccini's neighbor, Luke Cummings. "She was a very lovely, wonderful mom. It's tragic for our neighborhood." The gunshot was found to be the cause of Piccini's death, but the manner of her death -- homicide, suicide or accident -- has not been determined yet. County police are still investigating. Neither Glassport police nor county police have publicly commented on the shooting yet. POLICE SOURCES TOLD CHANNEL 4 ACTION NEWS THAT PICCINI WAS COMING FROM WORK AROUND 9:30 P.M. WHEN SHE WENT TO THE STATION TO CONFRONT HER HUSBAND ABOUT SOMETHING. TWO OFFICERS WERE ON DUTY AND OUT ON PATROL, SO THE STATION WAS LOCKED AND SHE COULDN'T GET INSIDE. PICCINI SHOT A TIRE ON HER HUSBAND'S PERSONAL VEHICLE, ACCORDING TO THE SOURCES. ONE OF THE OFFICERS CAME BACK TO THE STATION, AND PICCINI'S HUSBAND EVENTUALLY SHOWED UP TOO, and Piccini shot herself in front of both officers in the parking lot, sources said. Yellow tape blocked off a large area around the police station on Monongahela Avenue after the shooting. Officers from several police departments were seen there. [LINK]

DETAILS ADDED IN APPARENT SUICIDE IN GLASSPORT
By Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Elizabeth woman who apparently shot herself outside the Glassport police station fired a bullet into a car that belonged to her husband, an officer on the force, authorities said. Jennifer Aydin Piccini, 40, died of a gunshot wound of the head, according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office. Her husband, Michael Piccini, 35 and a part-time Glassport police officer, was on duty at the time of the shooting at about 9:20 p.m. The manner of death is pending, but county homicide Lt. Andrew Schurman said it appears she shot herself. Jennifer Piccini had a confrontation with her husband and the other on-duty officer before the shooting, Schurman said, and fired one shot into her husband's parked car. Schurman said police would not release information on what prompted the confrontation or marital issues between the couple. [LINK]


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Jennifer Piccini:
My son, Spc. Pearce, is deploying with this unit, we are sitting together now spending our last couple of hours together. It was nice to see some recognition for these dedicated men and women. It was especially nice to see him in formation during the aired segment. God Bless the 307th on their mission!
February 3, 2011 at 1:02 am.
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87 comments:

  1. I knew Jennifer, or JP as we called her, personally. I worked with her at Uniontown Hospital Emergency Department. JP will be greatly missed and will forever be in our thoughts.. My deepest sympathy to her family.

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  2. Has anyone bothered to do any homework on her husband, Michael Piccini? It is my understanding that he was under investigation, placed on "desk duty" for two years, and ultimately fired from the Pennsylvania State Police after approximately 10 years on the job. Although he was considered an "aggressive Trooper" in the manner that he wrote many citations and made numerous arrests, he was fired for a very serious matter. He got involved with a woman that had a severe drug addiction and was supplying her with illegal drugs that he had "confiscated" on traffic stops.
    This may have little or no bearing on what happened to Jennifer, but I'm sure this certainly put a strain on their marriage.
    Too bad nobody knows about THIS side of the marriage.......

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  3. I know both of these people. It is a tragic thing that happened. I do not think it is right that thru the title of this page you are portraying it as a domestic abuse case. YOU do not know what happened nor do I.. but knowing the family would tell you other wise. She had MULTIPLE depression episodes, her son is over seas, she just lost BOTH of her horses (which she gave away), a troubled marriage with HIM filing for divorce and then both trying to work it out. You ask.. why would this girl kill herself? Pick ONE

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  4. Along with Anonymous #1 I am sorry to all Jennifer's friends and all of her family for this tragic ending to her life.

    To Anonymous #2 - I did run into a Pennsylvanian State Trooper Michael Piccini while gathering information, and I had wondered if that was him. Thank you.

    To anonymous #3, the title of the page doesn't portray domestic abuse. It asks what version of events are correct.

    To all, feel free to email me privately too. behind_the_blue_wall@yahoo.com

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  5. ALLEGHENY COUNTY POLICE INVESTIGATING GLASSPORT SUICIDE
    McKeesport Daily News, pittsburghlive.com
    By Michael DiVittorio,
    Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    [Excerpts] Allegheny County police continue to investigate the death of a Glassport officer's wife... Officials at the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's Office reported that the manner of death is pending further investigation... Glassport police Chief Howard Kifer said Michael Piccini and another officer on duty at the time were placed on paid administrative leave... "We're not to say anything about it," the chief said. "We believe the gunshot was self-inflicted," Allegheny County Homicide Lt. Andrew Schurman said. He also stated nothing happened inside the police station, and that the woman fired a shot into a vehicle in the parking lot behind the station and did not shoot at officers. Schurman did not identify the two officers who were on duty at the time of the incident. No additional information was released. [Full article here]

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  6. ITS SAD TO SAY BUT THE TRUTH WILL NEVER BE KNOW. I JUST HOPE WHOM EVER IS RESPONSIBLE HAS A CONSCIOUS AND NEVER DOES THIS TO ANOTHER. BUT WITH IT BEING GPD NO TRUTH WILL COME ABOUT. THAT TOWN IS FULL OF NO JUSTICE

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  7. Thank you for posting this i knew her personally and i can't understand why she would kill herself. They would be able to tell instantly if it was a suicide by the angles in which the bullets entered if it was a suicide yet they are still investigating? I don't believe it.

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  8. I worked with JP she was a great girl and a pleasure to be around she will be sadly missed

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  9. I was informed that Jennifer had the gun to her head and a taser was used on her that caused her body to tense, pulling the trigger, involuntarily. I believe the cause of death will not be a suicide, but, an accidental death, it is sad and tragic. The Allegheny Police know this and are not letting this out to the public until the investigation is complete. I hope the press gives a full and accurate account of her life and death, including the circumstances surrounding the Husband.

    She had too much to live for, her kids. She would not take her own life because a guy cheated on her. Taking a gun and confronting someone, especially a Police Officer, Husband or not, was a terrible decision on her part, though. A great Mom and individual, she will always be remembered.

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  10. Jennifer is my sister and a wonderful mother who always did her best. She loved her kids and family with all her heart. I am devastated by the tragic end to her life. God knows the truth, and I pray He will reveal it. I pray that Jesus holds the souls of my neice and nephew in His hands.

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    1. your sister was a beautiful and wonderful gal.she spoke of her children passionatly.while @ sci pittsburgh ,where she worked in the medical dept.,she was THE ONLY nurse who gave a damn about the health of the inmates,she is sadly missed. markgeorgeff@yahoo.com.

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  11. About the taser, I have seen in comments aroundt the internet that Officer Nick Caito tased Jennifer. Is that true? And who is saying that they SAW Jennifer with the gun to her head. It's really important what is said and who is saying it. I don't get that from the accounts that Moore or Warman gave - unless the news station edited it out. The (alleged) "fireman" witness who was reported to have said that Jennifer shot at police is already off the list of valid witnesses since clarification has since been made that Jennifer never shot at anyone.

    I am truly concerned about the county doing the investigating and think at least the state police should be brought in.

    To Jennifer's sister, Oh, I am so so so sorry for what you must be feeling and wondering while at the same time losing your sister.
    <3

    behind_the_blue_wall@yahoo.com

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  12. This is such a sad tragedy for her family, friends, co-workers (past and present) and all who knew her.... JP was a lovely person and a great nurse... her smile was the first thing you noticed... I will always remember that about her...rest in peace JP, I was blessed to know you

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  13. There are many questions to be answered, I only hope the truth will come out. Everyone that knew and loved Jennifer needs to put pressure on the authorities. Call or write the police, the newspaper, the television stations, the state attorney, and demand all the facts.

    I have read things that turned out to be wrong, firing the gun at the officer, the shooting of the husbands' car tire. How about the eye witness saying 2 shots. Are the 2 officer's covering anything up? The husband's background needs to be exposed.

    It doesn't make sense that Jennifer would commit suicide. She had a good job, great kids, good friends. I don't know her emotional state or why she confronted her husband. I assume she found he was unfaithful. The press reported she was on her way home from work and went to the police station, why did she have a gun with her at that time? Did she always carry a firearm, or did she plan on doing something before hand and take a gun with her with the intent of confronting her husband.

    Jennifer's family and friends are her voice in seeking the truth. Does anyone know if a trust has been set up for her kids?

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  14. So very sad for all involved. So sad that she obviously thought she knew the man she married only to find out that she didn't know him at all. Divulging his background to the public, which should be possible as he was a in a position that is paid for by the working public, would allow people to have a better understanding of the situation.
    May JP's family find theirselves surrounded by the love of God and his angels to help them through this tragic time in their lives.

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    1. ...She did not take her own life. I hope the truth is revealed and justice is served...

      ...three witnesses were inside max and odis that night, they all saw the same thing... I was shocked, but not surprised... They all agreed that Piccini was in no way shape or form even slightly distraught, no tears, no anger no nothing, he was calm, cool and collected and had as they said his usual everyday demeanor, hardly that of someone whos wife just took her own life......

      ...Jennifer Piccini would never have intentionally killed herself, esp not over a man. Not only was she a wonderful loving mother, but she was an Army veteran who served in the military police. If she really wanted to hurt someone with that gun she surely would know how. She stood by her husband through 2 yrs of investigation and when he was terminated from the state police she worked her butt off as an RN in the Uniontown Emergency room so they could keep their heads above water...

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  16. South Allegheny graduate claims sexual harassment by police officers
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    By Paula Reed Ward
    Saturday, June 14, 2008
    A former South Allegheny student who received inappropriate text messages from two Liberty Borough police officers has filed a federal lawsuit against the school district and those men. The claim in federal court names as defendants Officers Nick Caito and Jay Legin, and borough Police Chief Luke Riley...
    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08166/889923-55.stm

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  17. Does anyone know if there are funeral services for Jennifer? Where and when?

    She was a great person and will always be in the hearts of those that knew her.

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  18. Anonymous #3,

    I know both of these people too. And you are correct with one of your points. It is a tragic thing that happened. I cannot understand if you knew both of them so well, why wouldn't you be insisting on knowing the full truth surrounding Jennifer's death? Perhaps you are hearing a one-sided story? As far as Jennifer being so "depressed" if her husband was cheating on her, putting a gun to her head would be the last thing on her agenda. Shooting out the tire of his car from gun that he gave her - sounds more like it. Jennifer never hesitated in her life to leave any man or any person that hurt her. Your comment "why would this girl kill herself - pick ONE" flipped my stomach inside-out. What a callous, insensitive, self-serving thing to say. Jennifer was by no means depressed because her son is overseas. She was the most patriotic person I've ever known. She could drop a tear at the site of the American Flag and if she could've ever gotten away with it she would've tattooed her body head-to-toe Red, White, and Blue. She couldn't have been a prouder mother of her son serving in ROTC throughout high school and in the Armed Forces now in Afghanistan. Her children were her life. Hell, it was just a couple of weeks ago that she had to defend her now-motherless 8-year-old daughter against a police officer who got in her face and threatened her. So she was pressing charges against the police officer that she described as "thinking he's above the law". Hmmmm, she also said, "He just f...ed with the WRONG MOTHER". Sounds like Jennifer's fire and passion but a far cry from depression. Nobody is trying to throw Mike under the bus. I'm certain that he is grieving tremendously. We just want answers to the so many, many unanswered questions. She didn't deserve to die this way and you will never ever convince me that Jennifer went to that police on Saturday night with the intention to die. EVER. My life will be forever changed because she is gone and if I can't have her back, then somebody needs to get to the bottom of this. Who deserves the truth? Ela? Spencer? Jennifer? - pick ONE

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  19. Does anybody know if officer Nick Caito
    was the officer that she initially argued with?

    Was Caito the officer that tased her?

    Was Mike already at the scene when she was tased, or was he just arriving?

    Is Caito the same police officer that threatened her daughter on Halloween?
    Or was the police officer that she was pressing charges against from GPS?

    Aren't officers trained on what happens physically to a person when using a taser? I don't know but it seems to me that if somebody is holding a gun to their head, YOU TASER THEM?

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  20. Jen posted on facebook a week before this that she an officer that worked with her husband had came up to her 8 year old daughter and threatened her (she didn't go into detail) and that she was feeling happy about pressing charges against this officer who she said thought that he was "above the law" I doubt this was an actually quote from the officer but this is what she was most likely going to confront her husband about doing. Her husband may of possibly told her not to press charges (because he had just started working there 6 months ago) and Jennifer still wanted to. I knew Jennifer personally and she was a strong women who didn't take anything from anyone. She was in the army she was a police officer flight attendant dentist nurse ect. she had a thing for uniforms. I doubt she would kill herself. Please try and find as much information on this case as you can as soon as possible. Thank you.

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  21. From somebody's Facebook page:

    Candlelight vigil for Jennifer Piccini Saturday November 19th 7 pm at Glassport Borough building parking lot.

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  22. The truth needs to be known.

    The cop that Jennifer was fighting with prior to this incident was a Allegheny County cop. The two incidents are unrelated. Unfortunately the county is now doing the investigation. If they botch this then I will personally go to the State Police to investigate a cover up. Too many people know that this was not a suicide and that it was accidental for them to try to get away with that. Plus I don’t think either Mike or Caito could live with that on their consciences.


    I know Mike to be a good guy and he will tell the truth in what happened.

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  23. Please find out if there are services for Jennifer. I'm out of state.

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  24. The husband and Caito seem to have questionable pasts. A claim of sexual harassment against Caito. Why did Piccini leave the state police to take a part-time job at GPD?

    These 2 individuals were not the "poster" police officers. They sound like a couple of misfits (personal opinion). I would expect them to cover themselves, if there was any wrong doing on their part. They are the only people left that know what, and why, it happened.

    Piccini knows what caused Jennifer to show up that night. Will he have the integrity to tell the truth? I don't give that very good odds.

    I encourage everyone to contact the news, the Allegheny police department, and the state attorney, so the truth can get out. Keep the pressure on for the truth, everything, and everyone, needs to be exposed.

    There is a reason for everything. There is not one I know of for Jennifer to take her own life. Rest in peace.

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  25. After composing a comment for awhile, I had just decided to not post it - but that last comment said what I was going to say - about the uncertainty of integrity in relaying what happened to Jennifer. Polygraph?

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  26. Funeral Arrangements for Jennifer are as follows:

    Jennifer Aydin Piccini
    Stephen D. Slater Funeral Home
    1701 State Route 51 (Large)
    Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania 15025
    Tel: (412) 384-0350
    Friends will be received on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 2 - 6 PM at the funeral home with a funeral service beginning at the conclusion of visitation 6 PM.

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  27. i dont know Jennifer personally at all but i am actually the one who is organizing the candlelight vigil! i felt in my heart that this is what i needed to do! i have heard numerous stories and not sure what to believe anymore. all i know is that this is a tragic event and would love for everyone to come join us! my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who is in such shock and pain! let god hold your hearts and help see you thru!

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  28. Thank you for posting the funeral services for Jennifer. I hope I can refrain from confronting her husband. In my mind, he is the root cause of this tragedy. Jennifer should still be here with us.

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  29. Because the funeral service is on Saturday, will there still be a candlelight vigil?

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  30. For those of you who don't know, Jen was not only a military mom but she was a veteran herself. She served in the Army as an MP. Now don't you think if she really wanted to hurt someone with that gun she would have known how?

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  31. I just would like to ask if everyone could please use Saturday as a time of reflection of your dear memories that you hold in your hearts for our friend Jennifer, her children, and family. Leave the questions at the door. Mike is her husband, and I do know how very much she loved him. Mike has also played a vital role in the lives of Spencer and Ela so let's not take that away from them. I am going in with total love and support for all involved. No Regrets.

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  32. To the person who doesn't see their comment here. I will let it through on Sunday - after the service and vigil. When I approve it, it will appear ahead of this comment. I apologize for making this (controlling) decision but I don't want this blog to have any part in making tomorrow less peaceful. My two cents is that tomorrow should be for grieving and for those who love Jennifer to show love to each other.

    I have things to say too, but will wait until after tomorrow. <3

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  33. I respect your decision to not post my comment. I am in the "anger" stage of the grieving process and that involves placing blame for the true cause of the senseless death of Jennifer.

    I will miss that smile that could light up a room and bring joy to so many. My prayers are with her kids and her family.

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  34. yes there will still be a vigil tomorrow night at 7p.m. we made that decision before we knew of any funeral arragnments. sorry its so close together.

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  35. Tonight's funeral was the most pain I've felt in a long time. Maybe ever. My eyes hurt from crying. I just want to know the truth. I want to talk to Jennifer. I know she would never intentionally take her own life. I miss her so. Wish I could take on the pain for her beautiful children. Feels like I already am. Thank you to whoever started this blog. It somehow helps me hang on to Jennifer.

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  36. Who wrote that teeny weeny obituary for Jennifer that gives none of her accomplishments?

    November 18
    http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/dailynewsmckeesport/obituaries/#search

    and
    http://www.stephendslater.com/obits/obituary.php?id=122941

    Is there a more complete one somewhere?

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  37. Thank you to the two ladies who organized the candlelight vigil. It was very moving and very needed. You did a wonderful thing.

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  38. I WANTED TO ASK WHEN YOUR GOING TO POST THE COMMENT YOU SPOKE ABOUT BECAUSE VERY INTEREST TO HEAR WHAT THAT PERSON HAD TO SAY ESPECIALLY AFTER YESTERDAY EVENTS

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  39. To anonymous who said that they understood me not posting their comment, I'm assuming then you don't want it posted... until you say otherwise.

    What gun did Jennifer have - and did she have a gun. Who saw the gun? I can tell from the witness that shots were heard, but not that shots were seen. David Moore said she slit the tire - and perhaps the pop he heard was a gunshot and he thought it was the pop of a slit tire (?) but I keep thinking who is turning the facts in on this incident? Just the officers?

    I have been doing this blog for some time now. There is a whole list I have of officers' wives and girlfriends said to have committed suicide. Sometimes the ruling stays that way. Sometimes there is a REAL investigation, and sometimes not. Sometimes the suicide ruling is changed to undetermined or homicide, and sometimes after an initial suicide ruling there is actually an indictment - and even convictions of officers who set it up to look like a suicide.

    I was not there. Women do commit suicide. I have no right as a distant stranger to assume that anyone did anything to Jennifer, but from this distance I can reflect back to you that the facts of the case don't line up. That means SOMEthing is wrong. All I have said from the beginning are things begging to know where the truth can be found.

    Whose gun did Jennifer have?

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  40. I believe the gun that Jen used was her own, bought for her by her husband.

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  41. WOW. Someone is venomous. Can't post that comment because "no victim-hating comments allowed." Jennifer can't defend herself.

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  42. Jen has had a gun for years. If she had the one her husband bought her that day it would be easy to identify. It amazes me they can't say what gun killed her. She often carried, to protect her family and herself. Maybe she killed herself.
    BUT in her defense... Right handed person shooting with left hand? Unlikely.
    Being able to pull a trigger after a taser... Unlikely.
    And if she shot at trooper or another cop she would have hit him, she had a very good shot.

    If she shot the tire, there would be a bullet or a bullet hole.
    Did she slit the tire?? With what?
    Was a bullet fired from her gun?
    Was a bullet fired from an officers gun?
    Who has gun residue on their hands that night?
    Too many basic questions...

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  43. IT'S QUIT AMAZING THAT SOMEONE WOULD WRITE A HATE MESSAGE AGAINST JENNIFER, KNOWING HER FOR AS MANY YEARS AS I HAVE I'VE NEVER MEANT ANYONE THAT HAD A BAD THING TO SAY ABOUT HER. EVERYONE THAT CROSSED HER PATH SAW THE PASSION FOR LIFE IN HER AND THE DEDICATION TO HER CHILDREN. CAN'T WAIT TO VIEW THE POLICE REPORT HMMMMMMM HER KILLER WILL BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE I BELEIVE IN THE SYSTEM WE'LL ALL PUSH TILL EVERY STONE IS UNTURNED AND THE TRUTH BE TOLD. WHAT HAPPENED AS JUST A FEW HOURS BEFORE SHE WAS HOME AND VERY HAPPY DID SHE FIND SOMETHING LYING AROUND THE HOUSE OR PERHAPS ON THE COMPUTOR EVERYONE KNOWS HER HUSBAND WASN'T FAITHFUL THIS IS PUBLIC RECORD.

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  44. I'd like to apologize to the people who have sent me a personal email. My Yahoo account stopped forwarding my emails to my gmail for some reason so I am just discovering the emails that have been sent to me - and will read them as soon as I get this snag figured out (before dawn). <3

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  45. Changed this comment just a little. (Don't be mad.). I feel I have to blank a little out of this one too. People know what they know but in a public forum saying some things could be very harmful even to the investigation. Give specific details to the law enforcement agency that you think will care about the details - and to Jennifer's family. When you submit info to law enforcement I suggest that you don't just call. It's better to do it in a way that you can prove that you gave them that info. Information disappears and is sometimes denied that it was received. .

    On Mon, Nov 21, 2011 at 12:41 AM, Anonymous wrote:

    "I was thinking the same thing. What angered her so much that night that she drove to his work to confront her husband. Did she find something at home? Maybe about the ____________________?... I wonder if their home computer was collected for evidence or did the police choose to take the husbands explanation of why they argued?

    And WHO the hell is the Jennifer-hater walking amoung us?"

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  46. I see what this blog is all about ! You won't post my comments but I've seen plenty about her husband ! Believe what you will cause GOD knows the truth!!

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  47. You are more than welcome to post my comment. I am still in the "anger" stage of grief and will make it a goal of mine that the truth of what happened comes out. I urge everyone to put pressure on the police and state attorney to investigate this thoroughly. Jennifer should be here with us, not dead. She would have never taken her own life.

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  48. Somebody wrote this and I was curious about something.

    "I WANTED TO ASK WHEN YOUR GOING TO POST THE COMMENT YOU SPOKE ABOUT BECAUSE VERY INTEREST TO HEAR WHAT THAT PERSON HAD TO SAY ESPECIALLY AFTER YESTERDAY EVENTS"

    What is meant by: "ESPECIALLY AFTER YESTERDAY EVENTS"

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  49. Nothing has been said about Jennifer's husband that isn't public record i emphaize PUBLIC RECORD. I know your just trying to protect your son's reputation but don't do it by degrading such a beautiful person as Jen please

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  50. To the furious person who is filling up my email inbox, I challenge you to write me and tell me who you really are if what you are saying is true. I won't post your identity here on the blog. If you can't do that please stop writing. I will glance, see it's you and delete your messages without reading them. But if you have a relationship to one of the involved parties I can hear you out. You can't fool me. I've been at this for awhile - so who you already told me that you are in relationship to Jennifer isn't believable.

    Sorry all,
    the only way for me to communicate back to the person is through the blog, until or unless I get an email address. Please do not comment on or about this person.

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  51. Do you still have my comment that you decided not to post? I repeat, you are free to post it, now that the funeral is over.

    The whole truth needs to get out. Did the GPD have surveillance cameras outside of the department? Maybe there is an investigative reporter that will show interest and get to the bottom of this tragedy. Jennifer can't tell us what she was thinking or what actually happened. One person can shed some light on this, however, I highly doubt he will tell the truth.

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  52. I still have your comment that you admitted *afterwards* that you wrote in anger, in which you directly blame someone, and mention the kids in a way that we shouldn't. Let's agree to search out confirmed facts.

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  53. I am in contact with the person who is angry and they want the public to know that they are not Michael's mother, and say they don't want her blamed.

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  54. I said I was in the "anger" stage of the grieving process. Your comment that I wrote the comment in anger is an inaccurate assessment on your part, there is a difference.
    Facts will come out over time that will prove what I have suspected is true. In fact, I have information that I am taking to the APD that will shed some additional light on Jennifer's tragic death. The truth will be exposed of what happened, why, and whom is to blame.
    Thank you for setting up this blog. Keep Jennifer's memories alive, celebrate her life, be thankful for the time you/we shared with her.

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  55. HAS ANYONE HEARD THE RESULTS OF THE INVESTIGATION YET?

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  56. I am also waiting for investigation results. Are there any updates? Please I need something, anything.

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  57. Hope they don't think that if they drag this out that we will just forget about it. My prayers are that some living body is going to be held accountable for their stupid mistakes.

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  58. Does anyone have any ideas who we could contact to get some answers?

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  59. Why have we not heard anything about the outcome of the investigation? To the person who runs this website, have you seen this kind of thing before?

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  60. By "we" do you mean family who should be kept updated, or "we" as the public who will hear about it in the media?

    Yes I see it a lot. Families unable to even get the autopsy reports. Law enforcement saying the investigation is ongoing when there's no evidence that one is happening - like central people not being interviewed. Many convictions in officer-involved domestic violence come from families and supporters who won't stop pushing. But many push for a long time and get nowhere. And sometimes months later the police make an arrest. Sometimes nothing happens.

    Aside from what's posted here I have no idea how Jennifer's death is being handled. It sounded Allegheny County investigators had their mind made up on the first day - believing whatever they were told by the officers. I didn't like it. I was hoping that somehow the state would be brought in or another county's sheriff's office.

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  61. Still thinking of you Jennifer and wondering what really happened. Are the officers involved back at work or still on leave? I hope you're looking down on us knowing how much you were loved.

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  62. Her husband has been back to work since 2 weeks after her death. Go figure!

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  63. Does that mean the investigation is over and he's been cleared, because why would someone be allowed back to work if they were suspect of wrongdoing in a death? Is he back to work with a gun or with an administrative desk job?

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  64. I'm not accusing or excusing, just wondering if that is a signal that the investigation is over.

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  65. There has been no word, that I know of, as to whether the investigation is over or not.

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  66. I knew jennifer briefly as she worked @ state correctional institute@pittsburgh,(western)where I was an inmate. believe me when i say that she was a wonderful compationate beautiful person,closer to the truth.....the ONLY one who worked in the medical dept. I was both shocked and sadened to hear of this. this wonderful gal will be missed by many,many,many. god bless u jp.thank you for all your kindness,there was none from anyone else.rest in peace......markgeorgeff@yahoo.com

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  67. I just wanted to say that I'm still thinking of JP.. I miss her quick wit and passion for life..
    Have there been any new developments? I haven't heard of anything and they're still saying she took her own life.. I find this very hard to believe. She was too full of life and loved her kids more than anything.. She would've never left them by her own choice..

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  68. I drive River Road toward Glassport each and every work day thinking that this was the last route of Jennifer's life. This has had such an impact on me I just can't get over. I did not know her well at all - only met her once at which time she seemed to have such a zest for life. I feel so bad. Can't imagine!!!

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  69. Still no word on the circumstances surrounding her death. Going on 3 months. I would have thought if they were certain it was a suicide we would have known that by now. I hope her family has been involved in finding the truth and that they find some peace.

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  70. I can tell you that Jen would NEVER leave her kids intentionally. She always had their back. This, I'm sure of. Jen, we love you, we miss you and will never forget you.

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  71. think of the children, their mom didn't take her own life, someone did this to her. Think of the children.

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  72. IS HER HUSBAND STILL A COP FOR GPD???? I HAVENT SEEN HIM AROUND???

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  73. AnonymousJuly 24, 2013

    Did anyone ever find out the truth? Jen was a beautiful wonderful person and I am shocked to find out she is is no longer with us. I knew her when we worked together a long time ago and I live overseas. But I know this gal would never kill herself. She was the stongest person I have ever met! Oh Jen you must be so missed!

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  74. Was an autopsy report ever released?

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  75. The officer Mike just got remarried

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  76. Was she shot once in the head or twice?

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  77. AnonymousJune 08, 2014

    This has not been updated in a long time.
    But I can say officer Paccini is still at Gpd, and is on some power trip all of the time. I was recently introduced to him and was trying to ask a question and he raised his voice at me and got very angry that I questioned him. Now he drives around past my house all of the time.

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  78. AnonymousJuly 25, 2015

    I never knew this even existed....why is it stagnet? Its just gonna be swept under the carpet? Of coarse it is...what was I thinking...

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    1. It's far from stagnant. The walls are closing in at last.

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    2. I'm glad they are reopening this investigation God bless her son

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    3. I'm glad they are reopening this investigation God bless her son

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  79. Gina JacksonAugust 29, 2016

    Truth be told

    http://m.wtae.com/news/video-shows-glassport-police-officer-shooting-taser-at-woman-holding-gun-to-her-own-head/41422268

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