CELEBRATING THE RETIREMENT OF POLICE CHIEF JOHN D. MANDARINO; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 19
(Extensions of Remarks - January 29, 2018)

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      CELEBRATING THE RETIREMENT OF POLICE CHIEF JOHN D. MANDARINO

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                           HON. BILL SHUSTER

                            of pennsylvania

                    in the house of representatives

                        Monday, January 29, 2018

  Mr. SHUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Monessen 
Police Chief John D. ``Mando'' Mandarino on his recent retirement from 
the Monessen Police Department in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
  Chief Mandarino first joined the City of Monessen as a police officer 
in May, 1990. From that point on, John became a decorated officer 
within the local force and the State because of his leadership in 
helping combat the ongoing opioid crisis that his community and 
Pennsylvania faces. His dedication propelled him through the ranks, 
eventually he became Chief of the Department in June of 2013.
  In 2003, Mandarino was presented with the Outstanding Police 
Performance Award from the Pennsylvania Narcotics Officers Association 
and an accommodation from the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office 
for his work investigating and arresting three illegal drug dealers 
within the City. As his career continued, Mandarino became vital in 
arrests in both the City of Monessen and Westmoreland County. Not only 
is John respected amongst his peers on the force, he is also a 
respected member of the community where his heroism to the people of 
Monessen will never be forgotten.
  Today I am honored to recognize John Mandarino for his exceptional 
law enforcement career and his many accomplishments. His impact on the 
community has been too great to put into words, and he has represented 
Western Pennsylvania and Westmoreland County with great distinction. 
May God continue to bless Chief Mandarino, his wife Kelly and son 
Gianni, and may he continue to bless all the men and women in the law 
enforcement community.

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