Cicero’s Police Department recently promoted two members of the force in recognition of their hard work and capabilities. During the Jan. 22 Town Board Meeting, Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada, Jr., promoted Officer Eddie Lopez to the rank of sergeant, while Detective David Leuzzi earned his rank of sergeant during the Feb. 12 meeting.
“I want to congratulate Eddie Lopez on his promotion. Whenever there is a problem or issue, Lopez has always been there to help,” said Town Assessor Emilio “Emo” Cundari.
The department flooded the board room during both ceremonies, watching as Chlada administered the oath for both promotions.
“It’s a reflection of the department’s professionalism that every time there is an event honoring a police officer, they are all here to show support,” said Trustee John Cava.
Chlada thanked the board for its support and congratulated both Lopez and Leuzzi for their deserving successes. He also added thanks to Town President Larry Dominick for his continued support of the department.
“I know that as a former police officer, you know the importance of having strong manpower. Your support has helped us as we serve to make Cicero one of the safest communities in the country,” Chlada said.
Dominick was joined by Clerk Maria Punzo-Arias, Supervisor Joe Virruso, Cundari, Collector Fran Reitz and Trustees Victor Garcia, Larry Banks, Bob Porod and Cava in congratulating the two new sergeants.