[Congressional Record Volume 168, Number 4 (Thursday, January 6, 2022)]
[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E8]
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                            HON. STEVE COHEN

                              of tennessee

                    in the house of representatives

                       Thursday, January 6, 2022

  Mr. COHEN. Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Shelby County 
Sheriff's Office Lieutenant Patrick Siano on his retirement after 34 
years of service to our community. Lieutenant Siano's uncle Ralph used 
to tell him that if you really love what you do, you'll never work a 
day in your life. Lieutenant Siano loved his work and said he's never 
had to work a day in his life. He also said that the decision to retire 
was a tough one since he'd gone into law enforcement to help people.
  His desire to help people was the subject of a ``Strolling with Eldon 
Roark'' column in the Memphis Press-Scimitar in the 1970s, when the 
lieutenant was still a teenager and was singled out for helping a 
couple repair a blown radiator hose.
  December 30 was his last day with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office 
in the Civil Division. Over his more than 30-year career, Lieutenant 
Siano was assigned to Courts, Metro DUI, Detectives (including 
homicide, child protective services and domestic violence), Reserve, 
Emergency Services, Uniform Patrol and Fugitive Divisions. He often 
interacted with new recruits as a field training officer and DUI 
  Lieutenant Siano is the middle child of seven children of Jerry and 
Edna Aikens Siano. His late father was a native of Chicago who came to 
Memphis as an entrepreneur and founded Jerry Siano Foods. A native of 
Memphis, Lieutenant Siano attended St. Michael School, Christian 
Brothers High School and the then-Memphis State University before a 
driving work ethic led to his father's Honda of Millington dealership, 
where he sold motorcycles. But he always wanted to be a sheriff's 
deputy and began as a reserve officer in 1984, working 100 hours a 
month for almost four years before attending the academy and becoming a 
deputy in 1988.
  Always known for his respect for the law and for his kindness, his 
service to Memphis and Shelby County will be valued and deeply missed. 
I am pleased that he can now spend a pleasant retirement with his wife 
of 12 years, Susan, his two children and six grandchildren, his fellow 
deputies, and his many friends. He truly made Memphis a better and 
safer place to live.