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'Steeler Country' Has Not Forgotten

06/21/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

AP coverage of the Pittsburgh Steelers' visit to the White House omits five special guests: Pittsburgh police Chief Nate Harper and officers Edward Dent, Steven Hitchings, Stephen Mescan and Robert Provident. Those four, at risk to their lives, were among the first to arrive on the scene when a right-wing fanatic killed three of their colleagues on the morning of April 4.

The rest of the nation quickly moved on from the story, but "Steeler Country" is still reeling from the cold-blooded shootings of officers Stephen J. Mayhle, Eric G. Kelly and Paul J. Sciullo II (a fellow parishoner, though I didn't know him personally).

All links are to stories in the
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which has indexed its coverage.