FBI, This Week: Director’s Community Leadership Awards
May 3, 2019
The FBI recognizes nearly 60 individuals and organizations across the country who have supported law enforcement and helped improve their communities.
Mollie Halpern: The FBI recognizes nearly 60 individuals and organizations across the country who have supported law enforcement and helped improve their communities.
The recipients of the Director’s Community Leadership Awards are honored for their selfless service to others during a ceremony each year at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
One of the honorees is Tony Bonnici, the general manager of Lotus Broadcasting, which owns eight radio stations in Las Vegas.
Tony used the airwaves to help the city heal after the 2017 Route 91 Harvest Music Festival shooting, which was the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.
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Tony Bonnici: We also promoted heavily to get support with the food drives and the blood drives and everything that was involved with that shooting, because that shooting was devastating—and still is devastating—to the Las Vegas community.
Halpern: The FBI recognizes that teaming up with citizens like Tony is critical to protecting the American people.
Tony’s radio audiences have provided valuable tips to the FBI’s Las Vegas Field Office about crimes ranging from public corruption and opioid abuse to human trafficking.
Tony says serving the community and supporting the FBI are one in the same.
Bonnici: Being a broadcaster, I have an FCC license that I protect dearly, and it states that that’s my number one role is to serve the community, and that lines up 100 percent with what the FBI does.
Halpern: In addition to Tony’s work with the FBI, he contributes to several charitable organizations and has awarded scholarships to college students majoring in broadcasting.
Learn more about the Director’s Community Leadership Awards at fbi.gov. With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.