Joe Piccinini, Chief of Police, is usually the one handing out awards of commendation. But recently Lee’s Summit Police Department’s Character Committee surprised Chief Piccinini with an awards ceremony especially for him. Chief Piccinini was recognized for an act of kindness he performed over 10 years ago.
Earlier this summer, a Lee’s Summit man contacted the LSPD Character Committee to express his appreciation to the Chief of Police. Many years ago, Chief Piccinini took the time to offer kind and encouraging words to the man’s teenager, who was going through a tough time. After all these years, the man still remembered and appreciated the difference Chief Piccinini made in his life.
On July 31st, Deputy City Manager Brian Scott presented Chief Piccinini a Character Certificate for the Act of Kindness and a commemorative Character Coin. The ceremony was performed at LSPD Headquarters among Chief Piccinini’s peers.
The LSPD Character Committee is composed of Police Department employees. The goal of the Committee is to promote and exemplify good character in all situations. Committee members recognize good character through an awards recognition program that honors employees and community members alike.
This week Charactor Patrol is brought to you by Beth Glover, Community Interaction Officer Lee’s Summit Police Department.
Be inspired to notice the random acts of kindness that are part of every day.
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