Officers wounded in Pittsburgh synagogue shooting receive standing ovation at Penguins game

Mail Online | 10/30/2018 | Jessa Schroeder For;Associated Press
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The Pittsburgh Penguins honored the victims of Saturday's synagogue shooting ahead of Tuesday night's game, where two officers wounded in the anti-Semitic attack took part in a ceremonial puck drop.

Heros Anthony Burke and Mike Smigda received a standing ovation from a somber yet inspired crowd as they walked to the center of the ice while Coldplay's A Sky Full Of Stars played across PPG Paints Arena.

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Pittsburgh police Chief Scott Schubert followed behind the two men, bearing the American flag colored black and blue to commemorate the 11 lives lost in the deadly synagogue attack targeting Jews.

Burke and Smigda were among the six officers wounded while attempting to take down gunman Robert Bowers, 46, when he opened fire Saturday at the Tree of Life in Squirrel Hill.

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The remaining officers wounded were identified as John Persin, Tyler Pashel, Dan Mead and Tim Matson.

The shooting claimed the lives of 11 worshippers: Joyce Fienberg, 75, Richard Gottfried, 65, Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, Cecil Rosenthal, 59, David Rosenthal, 54, Bernice Simon, 84, Sylvan Simon, 86, Daniel Stein, 71, Melvin Wax, 88, Rose Mallinger, 97, and 69-year-old Irving Younger.

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Following the massacre, the perpetrator told authorities that Jews 'were committing genocide and should all die.'

Smigda was released from the hospital Saturday. Burke was...
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