East Washington Police Officer John David Dryer, 46, was killed in the line of duty on December 19th, 2011. Officer Dryer was shot and killed as he and Officer Robert V. Caldwell III were conducting a traffic stop on Interstate 70 in East Washington, Pennsylvania shortly after 11:00 pm. The armed suspect was later shot and killed after engaging police officers outside of his residence at 9:30 am the following morning.
Officer Dryer graduated from the Indiana University Municipal Police Academy and worked as a police officer for the East Washington Police Department since August, 2010. He also served several other Washington County communities as a police officer during his law enforcement career, as well as serving as a Deputy Warden for the Pennsylvania Game Commission since 1996. Officer Dryer also served his community as a volunteer fireman for 14 years and an EMT for 6 years. He was certified in police canine training and tracking for law enforcement.
Prior to becoming a police officer, Officer Dryer received his veterinary science degree from Ohio State University and opened the Chestnut Veterinary Clinic in Washington, Pennsylvania. He was both a dedicated veterinarian and police officer who loved serving his community in many capacities.
Members of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police and the Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections are coordinating this year’s Fallen Heroes Golf Tournament to raise proceeds to help financially support Officer Dryer’s surviving teenage son, Benjamin, who suffers from autism.
This year’s tournament will be held at Olde Stonewall Golf Club on Saturday, July 28th, 2012 (9:00 AM – Shotgun Start – 4-Man Scramble). Olde Stonewall is rated Pennsylvania’s #1 public golf course by Golf Digest and Golfweek magazines. The entry fee for the tournament is $200 which includes 18 holes of golf, on-course lunch & beverages, dinner, tournament golf shirt and golf towel, tournament divot tool, and hole-prizes, including a $1000 cash prize for Closest to the Pin on a Par 3. Golf carts are equipped with GPS features and an on-board electronic scoreboard. Player registration begins at 7:00 AM at the Olde Stonewall Clubhouse facility.
We are only accepting the first 38 paid foursomes.
Make checks payable to: Fallen Heroes Golf
Please send all payments to:
P.O. Box 99761
Pittsburgh, PA 15233
Lieutenant Kevin Kraus
Pittsburgh Bureau of Police
Officer Daniel R. Yeager
Allegheny County Bureau of Corrections