Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Police Officer Honored

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Police Officer Honored

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Bethel Park police Officer David DiToppa was recognized Monday by his department and by the municipality for catching a suspected bank robber on Jan. 25.

Bethel Park police Chief Timothy O'Connor said Officer DiToppa "single-handedly" caught the suspect. The man is believed to be the same person who robbed Brentwood Bank in the South Park Shops the week before he was detained by Officer DiToppa.

Chief O'Connor presented the officer with a citation and a distinguished service medal to wear on his uniform.

Mayor Jack Allen presented him with a certificate of recognition from the municipality.

Also at Monday's meeting, council approved a $264,506 contract with Traffic Systems and Services of Crafton for a traffic signal improvement project at the intersection of Brightwood and South Park roads. …

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