Thursday, January 25, 2024

Community mourns death of John Santomauro

We are deeply saddened by the passing of our Retired Public Safety Director John R. Santomauro.    

John started his 24-year career with Canton in 1985, and was the first named Director of Public Safety.  He was successful in transforming the police and fire departments into premier emergency service agencies in Michigan.  He believed in strong leadership, training, and education to develop his workforce.  Throughout his career, John maintained positive working relationships with his staff, unions, community leaders and elected officials. 

John was well-respected throughout the law enforcement community, but no more so than by the many individuals that worked for him throughout the years.  We send our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends during this very difficult time.