– After hearing of the deadly shooting of Dave “Mogie” Magill, owner of Lower Burrell’s Mogie’s Irish Pub, Rep. Jill Cooper (R-Westmoreland) issued the following statement.
“I am beyond devastated to hear of the senseless tragedy that claimed the life of my friend, Mogie. He loved Lower Burrell and the surrounding communities, often giving time and resources for no other reason than a sense of neighborhood pride. This is a loss of a community advocate and beloved friend.
“One of Dave’s efforts included helping the Officer Brian Shaw Foundation, an organization created to help first responders and honor the life of a fallen police officer. He appreciated the sacrifice and dedication of all those who made our communities safe. To him, “Back the Blue” was much more than a catch phrase for the back of a t-shirt. Today is certainly a dark day. He will not only be missed by his family, but by the many, many people who had the pleasure of knowing him.”