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August 2, 2013

Robert J. 'Bob' Rozzi

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Rozzi

Former Logansport Police Chief and Cass County Sheriff Robert J. “Bob” Rozzi, 74, Logansport, passed away at 5 a.m., Tuesday, July 30, 2013, in St. Vincent’s Hospital, Indianapolis, following a brief illness.

Born Aug. 29, 1938 in Logansport, he was the son of Charles and Rose Marie Bessignano Rozzi.

He was married to Anita Firmani Rozzi, who survives in Logansport.

Bob was a Logansport City police officer from 1966 to 1998, during which time he served as chief of police for eight years. In 1999, he was elected Cass County sheriff for a four-year term. He then was a private investigator for two years.

A 1956 Logansport High School graduate, Bob attended Ball State University and received numerous professional training certificates from the University of Notre Dame. He was a huge Notre Dame fan.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Bob was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), was president and life member of the Indiana Association of Chiefs of Police, and a member of the Indiana Sheriffs’ Association, where he was past president.

Bob was the past president and board member of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

In 1970 he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Logansport Jaycees. In 1993 he was named “Policeman of the Year” by the VFW Post 3790.

Other memberships include the American Legion Post 60, VFW Post 3790, Monticello Amvets Post 91 and the Logansport Elks, BPOE #66.

He was a member of All Saints Catholic Church. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as Grand Knight. In 1974 he was named Logansport’s “Catholic Layman of the Year”.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a step-son, David Price, Logansport; step-daughter, Dr. Monica (Kevin) Kowaleski, Greenfield; sons, Robert (Joyce) Rozzi, Fishers, and Charles “Chip” (Paula) Rozzi, Thornton,Colo.; daughter, Nikki (Chris) Mahaney, Tipton; sister, Nancy (Jack) Cain, Walton.

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