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Thursday, October 25, 2007

[OH] Police provide Officer Lombardi's accomplishments, silent on his dv



...DETAILS OF EVENTS THAT PRECEDED LOMBARDI'S ARREST WERE NOT AVAILABLE...



Canton suspends police officer after arrest
Canton Repository
By Lori Monsewicz
October 24, 2007
[Excerpts] A city police officer is on paid suspension following his arrest on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. Patrol officer Michael D. Lombardi, 41, has another court hearing next week after pleading not guilty to the charge Monday. He was arrested Thursday by Louisville police and released after posting a $10,000 bond. Louisville police say they were called to Lombardi's home by his wife. "We responded to a request for assistance from his spouse. Her complaint constituted domestic violence," said Louisville Police Chief Andrew Turowski. He said Lombardi was cooperative with the officers. DETAILS OF EVENTS THAT PRECEDED LOMBARDI'S ARREST WERE NOT AVAILABLE. Lombardi is a former Marine... received several commendations... A 1985 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School... enlisted in the Marine Corps... honorably discharged... received the rifle expert badge three times... awarded the Sea Service Deployment ribbon and Good Conduct medals... His personnel file contains letters of commendation for disarming a suicidal man with a gun, assisting in the arrests of men running from a burglary, finding and arresting a man accused of rape... and cutting down a suicidal man hanging by the neck...

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