Longtime Erie County DA Mike Veshecco Has Died

Published 08/12 2014 05:41PM

Updated 08/12 2014 05:45PM

August 12, 2014 - Longtime Erie County District Attorney Mike Veshecco has died. Veshecco was the Erie County district attorney from 1979 to 1987.

Those who knew him call him a courageous man who helped bring justice to the county. Judge Shad Connelly remembers Veshecco saying he set the tone for prosecution, investigation and helped the community respect the criminal justice system.

Veshecco died on Sunday at UPMC Hamot. He was 66 years old.

The Brugger Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Visiting hours are Thursday with the funeral service scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday.

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