Cleveland Deputy Chief to receive 'Unsung Heroes' award

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CLEVELAND -- The FBI Citizens Academy Foundation of Cleveland will host the Hometown Heroes Event tonight at the Cleveland Museum of Art to recognize heroes of our community.

Cleveland Division of Police Deputy Chief Ed Tomba was nominated and will receive the "Unsung Hero" award for his extraordinary efforts with victims of crimes and their families.

Deputy Chief Tomba was nominated for this award by Yvonne Pointer. Yvonne is the mother of Gloria Pointer, who was murdered in 1984. Her case was solved in 2013.

Throughout the years, Yvonne said that D.C. Tomba would visit her, always promising to never close the case.

She said "Not only is there a man behind the badge, but he is a man behind the badge with a heart."

Friends and family of Aliza Sherman also recommended that Deputy Chief Tomba receive this award due to his compassion and kindness toward the family of Aliza and the dedication he has displayed to solving her murder.

Deputy Chief Tomba has been with the Cleveland Division of Police since 1985.

He has always been a committed and dedicated investigator and a great leader of those under his command.

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