FBI Pittsburgh
Public Affairs Officer Catherine Policicchio
(412) 432-4291
January 23, 2018

FBI Pittsburgh Offers Condolences on Passing of Huntington Police Chief

The FBI Pittsburgh division is saddened to learn about the passing of Huntington Police Chief Joe Ciccarelli. “Chief Ciccarelli was a pillar in the community. His focus was always on the people he served and making the neighborhoods safer for everyone,” said Special Agent in Charge Robert Johnson.

Chief Ciccarelli started with the FBI in 1984. He served in the St. Louis and Miami Field Divisions before returning to Huntington, W.V. in 1998 to head the FBI’s Violent Crime and Drug Task Force. He was also a Team Leader for the FBI’s Northeast Region Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team.

As an FBI agent, Chief Ciccarelli conducted numerous large-scale, international drug investigations and led criminal investigations, focusing on public corruption and crimes against children. He received numerous awards and commendations from the FBI throughout this distinguished career.

“Chief Ciccarelli epitomized what a law enforcement officer should be. He was a respected and trusted colleague with great enthusiasm for his calling. His passing is a loss for everyone, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” said Johnson.

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