Syracuse Police Chief Tony Ciriello received a Sagamore of the Wabash award last week.
Ciriello was nominated by the Indiana Association of Chief’s of Police. The nomination was approved by Gov. Mike Pence.
The award was presented during the association’s mid-winter conference by Bloomington Police chief Mike Diekoff on behalf of the Governor.
“I was very humbled to have been chosen for such a prestigious award and honored that members of the association thought enough of me to nominate me to the Governor,” Cirello said. “I do what I do not for the awards, but for the rewards.”
Cirello served as president of the association in 2014. He previously served as district director, sergeant at arms, secretary-treasurer and vice president. The Sagamore of the Wabash is the highest distinction awarded by the governor in Indiana. “Sagamore” was a term used by native American tribes of Indiana to describe a lesser chief or a great man among the tribe whom the chief consulted for wisdom and advice.”
(Story By The Times Union)