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Condolences pour in on social media for slain New Kensington officer Brian Shaw

Megan Guza
Jacob Tierney | Tribune-Review
Flags fly at half-staff at the New Kensington Police Department after the death of Officer Brian Shaw.
Nate Smallwood | Tribune-Review
People line Leechburg Road for the procession of slain New Kensington Officer, Brian Shaw, to Rusiewicz Funeral Home in Lower Burrell on Nov. 18, 2017.

Condolences were streaming in on social media Saturday to the New Kensington Police Department and the family of slain Officer Brian Shaw.

Among them was the Pittsburgh Penguins, who observed a moment of silence at PPG Paints Arena before Saturday night’s game with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin expressed his sympathies.

Law enforcement agencies from near and far were sending well wishes.

Shaw, 25, was shot during a traffic stop on Leishman Street about 8:10 p.m. Friday. The gunman has not yet been caught, and the manhunt continues.

Shaw was a 2010 graduate of Burrell High School. He played soccer and was Burrell High School’s football kicker in 2009-10, his senior year. He had a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the Allegheny County Police Training Academy in 2014.

Messages came from across the country, from New England to Reno to Montreal, where sympathies were expressed in both English and French.

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