Former UT Martin football player, Eric “Guy” Kelly, was one of three Pittsburgh police officers Slain Saturday.

By Associated Press

10:53 AM CDT, April 6, 2009
MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — One of the three Pittsburgh police officers killed Saturday after police responded to a domestic disturbance call was a former football player at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

School officials said Monday that 41-year-old Eric “Guy” Kelly, was a member of the 1987 Pacer football team.

Kelly was killed when he arrived to assist two other officers, Paul Sciullo II and Stephen Mayhle, who were shot and killed by 23-year-old Richard Poplawski.

He was a 14-year veteran of the police department and is survived by his wife, Marena; daughters Tameka, Autumn, and Janelle; his mother, Francis Kelly; and a sister.

please post any memories or condolences, here, at Pittsburgh Post Gazette which also has a nice article about he and the other two fallen officers.


Information from: WCMT-AM,


One Response

  1. Ann,

    My thoughts and prayers have been completely consumed with you since I learned of Guy’s accident. Eric “Guy” Kelly was a WONDERFUL person and the world truly is at a loss without him.

    If I can be of any assistance to you or your family, please do not hesitate to contact me at

    May God be with you & your family.

    You are in my prayers,
    Lou Ibarra

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