Editor, Times-Union:

It gives me great pleasure to write this letter of support for Anthony “Tony” Ciriello for Kosciusko County Council.

I have known Tony for many years. In that time, I’ve known him to be a man of action as well as a man of his word. Tony has been the director of training for the Indiana Coroner’s Training board for nearly 22 years. In that time, he, as well as others, have developed a program that trains the coroners and deputy coroners for this great state of ours. It is through his diligence as director and the oversite he provides that we have some of the highest pass rates for this valuable training.

Tony is passionate about the work he does. Whether it was as a law enforcement officer or as your coroner, he puts forth the effort to see that his work is completed to the fullest extent possible.

I’ve known Tony to be very conscientious when it comes to maintaining a budget. He takes pride in avoiding the need to ask for additional funding (even though there are times as coroner that require it). He is fair and honest. He’s willing to make the tough decisions and works as a team member to achieve a solution that is beneficial to all and will take the position of council person seriously.

Tony will continue to be a valuable asset to the Kosciusko County community serving as your council member.

Philip S. Zahm, MDI

Chairman

Indiana Coroner's Training Board

Huntington, via email