Washington County DA Gene Vittone remembered as devoted father who always had a kind word

Aug 24, 2021 208

BY: Megan Guza

Gene Vittone, Washington County’s district attorney, a Pitt fan, a choir member and a lover of good Italian dinners, died Saturday after a relatively private battle with lung cancer. He was 61. “He was humble that way,” said Steve Toprani, a friend and predecessor in the district attorney’s office. “He didn’t want the attention or, worse, the sympathy.”

He spent 12 years as an assistant district attorney before he was elected top prosecutor in 2011. He took office in January 2012 as the burgeoning opioid crisis was just starting to unfold. He worked with the Washington Drug and Alcohol Commission, and he co-chaired the Washington Opioid Overdose Coalition. He was a champion for victims of domestic violence and those suffering from substance-use disorder.

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SOURCE: https://triblive.com

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