Veteran Communications Professional Honored
The City is proud to announce that Public Safety Telecommunicator Lou Falco received the Tom Gallagher Memorial Public Safety Award for 2019 from the Broward County Board of Commissioners.
The award is in honor of Public Safety Telecommunications professional, Thomas W. Gallagher, Jr., who proudly served as Pembroke Pines Police and Fire Rescue Communications Chief for many years before his sudden passing in September 2012.
Lou has served with the City of Coral Springs Communications Division for the last 13 years, and in April 2017, he stepped into a leadership role serving as a Communications Training Officer. Lou has utilized his years of experience to teach and assist trainees in acquiring the skills necessary to progress through the rigorous training program. Always the team-player, Lou has volunteered to alternate shifts to accommodate the needs of the training program.
Of the recognition, Chief Clyde Parry says, “Lou is truly a dedicated and caring employee. This award nomination and selection is a testament to his selfless devotion as a trainer and commitment to public service.”
Lou has shown exemplary leadership throughout his career and is a tremendous asset to the Coral Springs Police and Coral Springs-Parkland Fire Departments, as well as the countless residents he has assisted over the years.Lou Falco was honored by the Broward County Commission on their April 16, 2019 meeting, which also took place during National Telecommunicators Week.
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In 2014, Lynne joined the Coral Springs Police Department serving as the social media coordinator. Read more >>>