of his work in the Italian community began in 1994 when he was asked
to coordinate the police activities and provide police services for
Italian Week, as
well as for St.
of the luxuries about working these events was that we had numerous
Italian-speaking officers who had joined the police force. I was able
to bring all Italian-speaking officers to police these events,”
main responsibility during Italian
Week was geared towards the safety aspect of all the activities,
as well as closing off the streets and ensuring the licensing of all
looks forward, with some enthusiasm, to his retirement and being able
to spend more time with his family.
happy to be in the position I’m in,” he says. “I
want to devote more time to my family since I’ve been extremely
busy over the years, having to devote a lot of time to work.”
does Fiore have to deal with being constantly on call, but during
his earlier years with the force he also had to do a lot of shift
work is very hard on the body and the system,” he explains.
“It takes a lot of years off your life. It’s very hard.
Shift work takes its toll along with the many stressful situations
you have to deal with.”
to time with his daughter, son and wife, Fiore will also be able to
dedicate more time to the hockey and baseball teams he coaches. Fiore
is currently the assistant coach for the Gloucester Rangers AA Major
Atom team and coach of a Little League major baseball team.
his career, Fiore has received several letters of commendation and
award means something when you get it but it doesn’t capture
the things which are important to me,” he says. “For me,
things like being part of the festivities in June and meeting people,
that’s what it’s all about. That’s one of the greatest
accomplishments for me.”
insists it’s all about the personal touch.
is an accomplishment and it doesn’t happen very often,”
he will be retiring at the end of this year, Fiore says he will continue
to work with the community through volunteering and participation
in community events and activities.