The officers injured in the shooting have been identified.
Bob Silverman, Sue Berman Kress and I had the pleasure of meeting and thanking SWAT Operator Burke and Officer Smigda last night at the Penguins game. They were incredibly humble and only replied with “just doing our job.”
As of today, three of four operators have been release from the hospital. SWAT Operator Matson will be undergoing more surgeries, but is expected to pull through.
For those of you who haven’t yet seen the patch that the Penguins wore on their jerseys last night, the image is attached. They are auctioning off the game-worn jerseys and expect to raise about $200K, which they will donate to Federation as well as to law enforcement.