Police officers take to runway for Cops in Couture benefit
By Kate Benz
Published: Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, 8:05 p.m.
“Surprisingly, the cops were the easy part. They were really willing to do this,” said Beth Swanson as she watched a full house of 250 filter into the Mall at Robinson on Oct. 10.
“This” entailed taking to the runway for the Cops in Couture fashion show, where more than 80 officers and their families were joined by K-9 units from around Allegheny County to show off the latest looks for a standing-room-only crowd.
“They are nervous, but I feel like they're so committed to this event and honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice,” event co-creator Christina Dickerson said.
Among the highlights included a cameo by Officer James Kuzak Jr. of the Clairton Police Department, who was critically injured in the line of duty in 2011 and recipient of a standing “O”; Law Enforcement Officers Memorial prexy Cmdr. Donna Best; Max and Sue Sciullo (parents of fallen officer Paul Sciullo II); fallen Officer Joseph Raymond Pokorny Jr.'s daughter Ali Pokorny and mother, Florence Pokorny; Robinson Township Chief of Police Dale Vietmeier; and the mall's Shema Krinsky and Shelley Yugar.
All proceeds benefited the Law Enforcement Officers Memorial of Allegheny County.
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