According to a news release, Big Bend Police Chief Don Gaglione passed away on Wednesday, October 25.
Since January 2014, head Gaglione has served as the village’s police head. Gaglione had previously served the City of Milwaukee for 32 years as a deputy inspector before retiring from the Milwaukee Police Department. The police department claims that Gaglione was constantly involved in community events and over the years brought various new programs to the municipality.
Chief Gaglione has been with the Village of Big Bend as police chief since January of 2014. He came to the department from the Milwaukee Police Department where he retired as deputy inspector after 32 years of service to the City of Milwaukee.
The Village of Big Bend Police Department said in a news release Thursday: “Chief Gaglione brought several new programs to the Village over the years and was always involved with community events. Chief Gaglione is well known throughout the community and all over Waukesha and Milwaukee Counties. He will be missed. Please join us in keeping him and his family in our thoughts and prayers.”
Don’s career in law enforcement spanned many years, and he dedicated his life to the protection and well-being of the residents he served. His commitment to public safety was unwavering, and he leaves behind a legacy of service that will be remembered by all who had the privilege of working with him.
As the Chief of Police, Don was a respected and beloved figure in our community. He led by example, and his leadership inspired those around him to uphold the highest standards of professionalism, ethics, and dedication. Under his guidance, our police department thrived and remained a beacon of safety for the Village of Big Bend.