In Loving memory of Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli
The HPD is taking part in No-Shave November in memory of Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli, who lost his battle with cancer in 2018.
Ciccarelli dedicated decades of his life to law enforcement in West Virginia, and served as police chief of Huntington since November 2014.
The Marshall University graduate started his law enforcement career in Huntington in 1977 as a Community Service Officer and EMT for the department. And after serving a variety of law enforcement roles in other areas across the county, Joe returned home to Huntington in the late 1990s to lead the FBI’s Violent Crime and Drug Task Force.
Ciccarelli garnered several accolades in his career, including being a six-time recipient of the U.S. Attorney’s Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer’s Award and once received the U.S. Attorney’s Career Achievement Award. In 2016, he was honored with the 2016 Excellence in Victim Advocacy and Justice Award by U.S. Attorney Carol Casto.
A community relationship was important to Ciccarelli, who we feel would have been proud to take part in this effort to raise money for the Children’s hospital.