With the help of alert citizens we were able to take this weapon along with suspected narcotics off of the streets on November 17, 2017. This was the culmination of a long investigation of reported drug activity. This weapon, a .45 caliber semi automatic pistol, was fully loaded and a round chambered and in an arms reach of the person arrested, a convicted felon. Thankfully this is NOT an every day occurrence here, however with the recent tragedy in New Kensington, a Police Officer, no matter where they are working, can and will encounter situations that can and do turn deadly in the blink of an eye. We will follow with additional information on this as soon as we are able to.