Ione P.D. recognizes Officer of the Year

City of Ione Police Department Chief Tracy Busby presented Officer Michael Damiano with the John Stewart “Heart of a Lion” Memorial Award at the Ione City Council meeting on Tuesday, January 21, naming him the 2019 Officer of the Year for the Ione Police Department. 

Officer Damiano’s award reads, “Professionalism, dedication and service are a true reflection of your commitment to the Department and the Citizens of Ione. These qualities which you have displayed reflect well upon the members of the Ione Police Department and display the example set before us by Officer Stewart. Well done Officer Damiano.”

Officer Damiano (pictured center surrounded by fellow members of the City of Ione Police Department) was first hired by the Ione Police Department in 2015 as a Reserve Police Officer and was hired as a full-time Police Officer in 2019.