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**UPDATE: Starting Saturday, August 6th please leave food on the porch of 2213 Riverview Drive. Thanks so much to everyone who has helped out so far!**
***Update 07/28/22: To all who have signed up for food....thank you so much! At this time, the family is asking that we put a pause on the meals. I will send out an update if and when the family decides to resume meals. Another option would be to purchase gift cards or make a monetary donation for food instead of taking over the meals. Again, thank you so much to everyone who has signed up or donated! Also, to make things easier, please send donations to Tami's Venmo. @Tami-Marcello***
Grand Island, Neb. (7/27/22) – The Loss of Grand Island Investigator Christopher Marcello
It is with heavy hearts, that the Grand Island Police Department announces the passing of Investigator Christopher Marcello, who left us before his time at the age of 42, due to natural causes.
Chris, began his career at the Grand Island Police Department in 2013, and served on Patrol, as a School Resource Officer at Grand Island Senior High, and as an Investigator.
Embodying the model of a true hero, Chris was a recipient of the department’s Life Saving Award. Chris had the heart and desire to save children as a Child Abuse Investigator, the patience and leadership to train future Police Officers as a Field Training Officer, and the cunning and bravery to go into the worst situations as a member of our Tactical Response Unit. Chris was a 23 year veteran of the US. Army National Guard Alpha Troop 1/134th Cavalry Squadron where he was deployed several times to Bosnia, Irag, and Afghanistan. He retired at the rank of First Sergeant.
Yet, that is not what defined Chris to most at our agency. Chris was an Atlas for the department. He was always willing to shoulder any burden for his fellow officers, and the citizens of our community every day, and do it with a smirk and sarcastic wit that brightened any situation. His cool head and easy demeanor, always improved an outcome regardless of the weight of the situation.
Chris was a hero in every sense that the word can be defined, and he will be missed. Please pray for peace for the family of Chris Marcello, as they cope with this difficult time.
Rest easy brother. We will take it from here.