PITTSBURGH, PA (September 29, 2021) -- Following the passing of Officer Brian Rowland, his family, and his Pittsburgh Police family, will be honoring his life and service on Saturday, October 2.
There will be a visitation from 12 p.m. until 4.p.m., followed by a service at 4:30 p.m. at William F. Slater II Funeral Home, 1650 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15220.
"For his service, Officer Rowland will be afforded all of the honors befitting a fallen Pittsburgh Bureau of Police officer as we recognize his selfless contributions to the City of Pittsburgh," said Police Chief, Scott Schubert. "Immediately following his passing, we adhered to the wishes of his family to respect his personal and private health information. His death, now confirmed to be the result of complications from COVID-19, is hitting us all with enormous gravity, as it has the families and friends of the nearly 690,000 Americans who have died, and whose lives have been affected by the ravages of this virus. Please keep Officer Rowland's family and friends in your prayers at this time."
Officer Rowland's service will not be open to the media. There will be no pool camera or audio opportunities from inside the funeral home.
Pittsburgh Police ask that the media who choose to cover the funeral from outside, please maintain a respectful distance as we pay tribute to our fellow officer and support his family during this difficult time.