January 29, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 19 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
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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[Extensions of Remarks] [Pages E102-E103] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CELEBRATING THE RETIREMENT OF POLICE CHIEF JOHN D. MANDARINO ______ 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. [[Page E103]] ____________________