Greenwich Police announced in a Facebook post on Friday the death of Lieutenant Louis Pannone.
Lieutenant Pannone began his career as a sworn officer on July 6, 1992. He began his service to the Department and the Town of Greenwich over a decade earlier as Special Police Officer and Police Dispatcher from 1980-1992.
Lt. Pannone also served as a Police Explorer and a volunteer firefighter with the Amogerone Volunteer Fire Company.
He was 63 years old.
Lieutenant Pannone served in the Patrol Division before being promoted to Computer Systems Technician in 1995. In 2004 he was promoted to Sergeant and then to Lieutenant in 2016. His entire tenure as a supervisor was spent in the Patrol Division.
A highlight of his career included receiving Officer of the Month in 2007 for aiding and coordinating the evacuation of over 50 residents from flooded sections of the Town.
He also received a Commendation in March of 2005 for assisting in investigating the robbery of $2 million dollars worth of jewelry which led to the arrests of those responsible.
His personnel file contained numerous lifesaving awards, citations, and letters of gratitude from residents spanning his career. He also served as the Silver Shield President for several years.
“Lieutenant Pannone was a servant leader who dedicated his entire life to serving his hometown of Greenwich,” Chief James Heavey said in the post. “He will always be remembered for his candor and loyalty to the men and women of the Greenwich Police Department.”
Lieutenant Pannone is survived by his father, his four siblings, and his three children, one of whom is a current Greenwich Dispatcher.
Services will be announced at a later date.