Brookline Little League Association
Mayhle Field Dedication
September 25, 2010

A large crowd gathered for the dedication ceremony.

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On September 25, 2010, the T-Ball field at Brookline Memorial Park was named in honor of one of Brookline's, and the City of Pittsburgh's, fallen heroes. A local resident, Officer Stephen J. Mayhle, age 29, was killed on April 4, 2009, during a police standoff in Stanton Heights, along with fellow officers Eric G. Kelly and Paul Sciullo II. The three fallen policemen were mourned by the entire nation. Their sacrifice brought to light both the dangers encountered by, and the selfless dedication of, our law enforcement authorities.

Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak
and Police Commanders all spoke at the dedication.  Councilwoman Rudiak put forth the resolution
to name the ballfield after Officer Mayhle.

Initiated by a resolution put forth by District 4 Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, the somber dedication ceremony was attended by a large gathering of public officials, uniformed officers, Brookline Little League officers and ballplayers, neighborhood residents and the Mayhle family. The ballfield named after Officer Mayhle is used extensively in the spring and summer months by the BLLA Pinto, Mustang and Instructional programs.

BLLA president Robert Smith addresses the gathering.  Stephen J. Mayhle Memorial Field

Brookline Memorial Park has four ballfields. The lower multi-purpose field was named in 1977 after Danny McGibbeny, whose life was cut short by cancer. The upper Little League fields were named in 1981 after Sam Bryen, the Father of the Brookline Little League. The T-Ball field, built in 2001, now carries a name of honor: Stephen J. Mayhle Memorial Field.

Stephen J. Mayhle Memorial Field  The Mayhle Family

Related Links

<Stephen J. Mayhle Memorial Website (1980-2009)>

<The Officer Down Memorial Page>

Post-Gazette article:
<Officer Mayhle's Family Urged Caution As He Fulfilled His Lifelong Ambition>

Stephen J. Mayhle Memorial Field
Officer Stephen J. Mayhle

* Photos provided by Doug Brendel, Clint Burton and Pam Grabowski *

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