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November 22, 2013

TOWN: Bado steps down as police spokesperson

Tonawanda News — Town of Tonawanda Police Lt. Nicholas Bado announced in a statement Thursday morning that he is stepping down from his position as police department spokesman. 

“After approximately seven years of being the sole contact person for our department, I have decided that I need to step away from that role and focus on my main responsibilities,” he said. 

Bado, who is the head of the Traffic and Service Bureau, was the department’s first public information officer when he began the job in 2007. 

“I was on the road as a patrol supervisor when I started doing some of the spokesperson duties, and when the position opened up in my office now, I took it,” he said.

Although the last week has been busier than usual — with the shooting at Ying’s followed by racism allegations against the department — Bado said there was no specific event that led him to the decision.

“I had been thinking about it for a year,” he said. “It just was another example of how much time it took over. It kind of put an exclamation point on my decision.”

Bado will respond to media inquiries for the time being, but will slowly hand over his duties to Capt. Joseph Carosi, the head of the Planning Bureau. 

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