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CAMPBELL, Ohio - Three Campbell police officers receive letters of commendation and Mayor William Vansuch officially names October 16th, "Pro-active Policing Day" in the city.

Campbell Police Officers Rob Vukovich, Eric Manning and Ben Esposito were honored by Campbell City Council, the mayor and Interim Chief Drew Rauzan for their pro-active policing efforts that took a convicted killer off the streets.

On October 12th the officers pulled over Leroy Gore, Junior, for a minor traffic offense. Gore was recently released from prison on a manslaughter conviction stemming from a 1999 killing in Youngstown.

During the traffic stop officers found Gore in possession of a .45-caliber handgun.

Gore is still on parole, and is also expected to face a federal weapons charge in connection to the stop.

Mayor Vansuch tells 21 News, "I can't emphasize enough that with teamwork you can accomplish anything. Interim Chief Rauzan meets with me daily, tells me his ideas, and then teams up with his officers to put those plans to work."

Interim Chief Rauzan says, "Mayor Vansuch is nothing but supportive of every program that we have tried. All he asks is that we protect the city and represent the police department well and we've responded. The mayor and I want to recognize excellent work when it's done. Reward the good and get rid of the bad."

Mayor Vansuch also announced to city council that he will officially appoint Rauzan as the City of Campbell's new police chief on October 20th.

Rauzan has been Campbell's interim police chief since June, joined the department in 1998, has a Master's degree in Administration, and a Law Degree.

Rauzan tells 21 News he is planning to take his oath of office along with every officer on the department at a special ceremony in the next few weeks.

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