WXXI REMEMBERS SHERIFF ANDREW MELONI WITH AN ARCHIVED BROADCAST OF SPEAKING OF ROCHESTER, AIRING MAY 7 AT 8:30 P.M. ON WXXI-TV

Release Date: 
Tue, 05/05/2015

For immediate release
Contact: Kristin Tutino, WXXI, 585-258-0253 

(Rochester, NY) May 5, 2015 – In tribute to former Monroe County Sheriff Andrew Meloni, who passed away May 1, WXXI-TV will broadcast an archived episode of Speaking of Rochester – Sheriff Andrew Meloni on Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV.  Recorded in 1998 at WXXI’s studios, the episode features an interview with Meloni conducted by series host Barber Conable.

During the interview Meloni shares what it was like growing up in Rochester’s Marketview Heights and attending Aquinas Institute. He talks about his time working at Kodak as a stock boy, serving in the Korean War, and how he got his start in law enforcement. He also discusses the crime rate at the time, and new technologies that were brought into the department, including digital fingerprinting, during his time.

Meloni passed away on May 1, 2015 at the age of 84 after a battle with cancer. He spent 45 years in the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, retiring in 2001.

Speaking of Rochester, was a series produced by WXXI in the late 1990s, where distinguished citizens of Rochester talk about the community’s past and its future. The series was hosted by Barber Conable, president of World Bank and a former U.S. Congressman.

 

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