Sergeant retires after 28 years with Prospect Heights police

  • Sergeant Jerry Coglianese retired from his position as a Prospect Heights police officer.

    Sergeant Jerry Coglianese retired from his position as a Prospect Heights police officer. Courtesy of City of Prospect Heights

  • Culinary Specialist Seaman Alexis Diez, right, and Lt. Cmdr. Fred Masten.

    Culinary Specialist Seaman Alexis Diez, right, and Lt. Cmdr. Fred Masten. Courtesy of U.S. Navy/ Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Cat Campbell

  • Sam Alex, Nashville correspondent for Celebrity Page.

    Sam Alex, Nashville correspondent for Celebrity Page. Courtesy of Katie Kaus

 
Posted8/9/2018 12:36 PM

Congratulation to Sergeant Jerry Coglianese, who retired from his position as a Prospect Heights police officer after serving for 28 years.

Sergeant Coglianese, who began his law enforcement career with the Cook County Sheriff's Department evictions unit in 1989, was one of the 17 original members of the Prospect Heights Police Department in 1990.

 

He began his career in Prospect Heights as a patrol officer and then exercised considerable leadership by becoming a sergeant. He also served in the capacity of an investigator, range officer, Taser instructor and supervisor of the Field Training Program.

Thank you Sergeant Coglianese for your 28 years of service and best wishes in retirement.

• Hoffman Estates native and radio star Sam Alex was named Nashville correspondent for the TV show Celebrity Page, which airs nationwide and in Chicago on WCIU. He will cover premieres and red carpet events in Nashville for the entertainment newsmagazine.

Alex's radio show, "Taste of Country Nights," airs nightly on more than 100 stations nationwide. He has also appeared as himself on ABC's "Nashville" and CMT's "Still The King," and in 2016 was a nominee for the Academy of Country Music award National On-Air Personality of the Year.

"Sam's expertise and knowledge of the country music industry is a great asset to Celebrity Page," Executive Producer James Lisi said. "We're happy to have him representing us in Nashville."

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Alex is a graduate of Hoffman Estates High School and Illinois State University.

• Culinary Specialist Seaman Alexis Diez of Bartlett is assigned to USS Gerald R. Ford's (CVN 78) supply department. He received a certificate of graduation from Lt. Cmdr. Fred Masten, Ford's security officer, during an in-port security force class graduation. Twenty-nine sailors graduated the three-week ISF course.

• Stan Dubicki of Schiller Park was named general manager of ice operations by the Hoffman Estates Park District. Dubicki, who has worked in ice rinks for many years, will oversee the hockey leagues, hockey instructional program and figure skating program for the park district at its Triphahn Center and Ice Arena.

Dubicki joined the Hoffman Estates Park District on July 9, and along with his new role, is also currently working as goaltending coach for the Chicago Wolves, where he has been for the past 10 years.

Prior to joining the Chicago Wolves, he worked for five years at Wendell Young's Goaltending Academy.

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