Candlelight vigil in Penn Hills will mark third anniversary of officer's death
The Penn Hills Community Renaissance Group will host a candlelight vigil from 7 to 8 p.m. outside the Penn Hills Municipal Building on Frankstown Road. The public is invited to attend.
The vigil will mark the third anniversary of the murder of police officer Michael Crawshaw, who was shot and killed while responding to a call in December 2009. The vigil will also recognize the 40th anniversary of the deaths of Sgt. William Schrott and Officer Bartley Connolly, who were shot and killed while working off-duty security in March of 1972.
In the case of Crawshaw, prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Ronald Robinson Jr., the Homewood man charged in Crawshaw's homicide.
Robinson's attorney recently sought a change of venue for the case, accusing the district attorney's office of tainting the Allegheny County jury pool by releasing information about the rejection of a plea deal.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.