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HERO REMEMBERED AT MEMORIAL (PI) JH 03/26/14

HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE FILLED COTTON AUDITORIUM THIS MORNING TO HONOR AND REMEMBER MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY RICKY DEL FIORENTINO, WHO DIED IN THE LINE OF DUTY LAST WEEK.

DEL FIORENTINO, A 16 YEAR VETERAN OF THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT, ALSO SERVED 10 YEARS WITH THE FORT BRAGG POLICE DEPARTMENT. THE MEMORIAL LASTED MORE THAN TWO HOURS AS FRIENDS, FAMILY, AND COWORKERS CELEBRATED A MAN WHO WAS A DEDICATED LAWMAN, A LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER, AND A CARING FRIEND. SHERIFF TOM ALLMAN SAID OF DEL FIORENTINO, HIS GENTLE SMILE WAS ENOUGH TO CALM CERTAIN SITUATIONS, AND HIS SIZE WAS ENOUGH TO CALM OTHERS. DEL FIORENTINO LEAVES BEHIND A WIFE AND FIVE CHILDREN, AND ACCORDING TO SHERIFF ALLMAN, HE WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED AS A HERO.

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