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Funeral Visitations Set For Slain Canonsburg Police Officer

Gene J. Puskar


The first of two days of funeral home visitation are set to begin for a western Pennsylvania police officer slain in the line of duty.

The visitation for Canonsburg Officer Scott Bashioum is from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Beinhauer Funeral Home in Peters Township. His funeral is Wednesday at noon at the Church of the Covenant in Washington, Pennsylvania.

Bashioum was killed and fellow Canonsburg Officer James Saieva Jr. was injured when Michael Cwiklinski shot both with a rifle from a second-floor window as the officers approached a duplex for a report that Cwiklinski was fighting with his pregnant mate.

Saieva is recovering in a Pittsburgh hospital.

The 47-year-old gunman shot himself after first killing 28-year-old Dalia Sabae.