BROKEN BOW—There’s a new sergeant in town following a special presentation during the Broken Bow City Council meeting on Tuesday, June 23. Officer Shane Fiorelli of the Broken Bow Police Department (BBPD) was promoted to Sergeant by Police Chief Steve Scott.
Following the introduction of the new city administrator Dan Knoell, Mayor Rod Sonnichsen read Chief Scott’s recommendation to promote Shane Fiorelli–who began his career in law enforcement in November 2011, was certified in August 2012, and has served with the BBPD since August 2015.
“Working with Shane, Chief Scott has seen that Shane contributes immensely helping the department to be successful. Shane is a very organized person and with his natural ability to be a leader Chief Scott believes it will make him an exceptional supervisor. Shane works well with other officers in the department and Chief Scott feels they will trust him as a leader. Chief Scott believes the department will continue to thrive and succeed with Shane as Sergeant,” Mayor Sonnichsen said on Tuesday evening.
Mayor Sonnichsen added that Sergeant Fiorelli has been certified in several areas of law enforcement and community involvement through the years.
Shane Fiorelli has been a certified ALICE instructor since 2018 working with businesses and city departments on techniques for active shooter situations. Other credentials include Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) instructor since 2013, bicycle officer since 2016, EMT since 2005, EMT Captain in Broken Bow since 2016, Crisis Intervention Team member since 2018, Custer County Mental Health Task Force member since 2019, and an advisor to the health board chosen by the mayor during COVID-19.
Shane’s wife and children joined him for the presentation and Mayor Sonnichsen said this position has not been appointed in the BBPD for more than three years. The mayor thanked Chief Scott for developing officers and instilling the word “team” within the department. Congratulations to Sergeant Fiorelli!
Also on Tuesday evening, the city council approved the Liquor License Catering Endorsement for the Cobblestone Hotel and Suites.
The city council approved the use of the city square and blocking off of parking stalls on the west and north side of the square for the Broken Bow Prom Grand March. The event is scheduled for the evening of July 24, 2020. Sheila Evans and Amanda Schweitzer put in the request to reserve parking spots in order to allow family members to park and watch from their vehicle in order to abide by social distancing guidelines.
The meeting adjourned at 6:17 p.m. The next city council meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m.