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John F. Wolfe Receives FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award

FBI Cincinnati November 09, 2012
  • Public Affairs Specialist Todd Lindgren (513) 979-8347

Edward J. Hanko, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Cincinnati Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced today that Mr. John F. Wolfe has been named as the recipient of the 2012 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award.

“John Wolfe has demonstrated outstanding leadership in support of law enforcement and has been a valuable partner with the FBI,” stated Special Agent in Charge Hanko. “I am honored to recognize him with this award on behalf of the FBI.”

Mr. Wolfe currently serves as the chairman of the board and CEO of The Dispatch Printing Company, the publisher of The Columbus Dispatch, and the chairman of the board of WBNS TV Inc. Mr. Wolfe has several additional business affiliations in Ohio and Indiana.

Mr. Wolfe is a highly respected civic leader in Central Ohio, often donating his time and resources to endeavors that benefit large portions of the community. His business, civic, and philanthropic efforts have greatly assisted law enforcement agencies and the community at large.

Beyond his personal accomplishments, John F. Wolfe and his family have been strong supporters of public safety for several generations. Dating back to the 1940s, the Wolfe family has had a close relationship with the FBI, hosting the leadership of the Cincinnati and Cleveland Divisions of the FBI for a program each year at their corporate facilities.

In addition, the Wolfe family graciously hosts the Ohio Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA) at their facilities. Nearly 250 FBINAA members attend the annual business meeting and training event where they interact with FBI and law enforcement leaders from throughout Ohio and develop important business relationships.

John F. Wolfe also hosts an annual Public Safety Appreciation Dinner to recognize law enforcement, homeland security, fire, EMS, and public safety officials who serve their communities. The program was first held in the 1970s and has continued each year.

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III is scheduled to formally recognize Mr. Wolfe in a ceremony at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C., next April.