Darren Doyle, story and photo
Earlier in April of this year, the Edmonson County Sheriff's Office officially swore in Amanda Coniglio as a part-time deputy, but she now has become a full time officer with the department, beginning today.
According to Sheriff Shane Doyle, Coniglio has assisted the county in a number of ways since being sworn in, such as court security, regular patrols, and especially in situations where female citizens interact with law enforcement.
"Deputy Coniglio has been a great asset to our office and Edmonson County," said Sheriff Shane Doyle. "When she was sworn in as a part time deputy we knew she'd do a great job and she's gone above and beyond our expectations."
Coniglio graduated from Pasco-Hernando Community College with a Law Enforcement/basic recruit certificate and retired from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office in Florida with several commendations in 2014. She and her husband, Jimmy (another retired deputy who now works for the sheriff's office) both reside in Edmonson County.
"When someone asks me why I'm doing this, it's not a job, it's a calling," Deputy Coniglio said. "No matter how stressful it gets, it's your passion, even on the bad days."
She is the first full time patrol deputy in the history of the Edmonson County Sheriff's office. When asked what it was like being a female deputy in Edmonson County, she jokingly said "Well, I'm used to it, so it's nothing to me. Just one of the guys."
Sheriff Doyle said she and her husband bring over 40 years of law enforcement experience to Edmonson County. "They both care about their job and the people of Edmonson County. Amanda has earned nothing but respect from myself and all our local officers, and it's an honor to have her as a member of this office."