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New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw honored on U.S. House floor

Emily Balser
| Tuesday, November 28, 2017 3:15 p.m
New Kensington Officer Brian Shaw looks at 3-year-old Nolan Nealer's new toy handcuffs. Shaw was fatally shot after a traffic stop in November.
U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle
U.S. Rep. Keith Rothfus
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New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw with his dogs.
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New Kensington Patrolman Brian Shaw
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein
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Rahmael Sal Holt is escorted into district court in New Kensington Tuesday morning by Westmoreland County Det. Ray Dupilka (left) and New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein to face charges of murdering New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw.
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New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein

Two congressmen from Pennsylvania honored slain New Kensington police Officer Brian Shaw on the House floor Tuesday afternoon, before the regular House session.

U.S. Reps. Mike Doyle and Rep. Keith Rothfus spoke about the Nov. 17 incident in which Shaw was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Both congressmen offered condolences to Shaw’s family and community.

Doyle, D-Forest Hills, referred to Shaw as a “brave young police officer” who was “universally loved and respected.”

He said Shaw had wanted to be a police officer because he wanted to make a difference.

“I want my colleagues and the whole nation to know that he did,” Doyle said.

Rothfus, R-Sewickley, quoted a Bible scripture during his speech. He said the world needs more of the qualities that Shaw exhibited: authenticity and sincerity.

“Those virtues contributed to what New Kensington police Chief Jim Klein described as Brian’s incredible passion for his work,” Rothfus said.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-226-4680, or on Twitter @emilybalser.

Emily Balser is a Tribune-Review staff reporter. You can contact Emily at 412-871-2369, or via Twitter .

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