Cook County Sheriff’s Deputy Joe Fiorentino was named Police Magazine Hero of the Month for October 2018. A 21-year veteran of law enforcement, Fiorentino is a martial arts expert who promotes health and education in the community, volunteering to help fellow law enforcement officers, children, adults and seniors learn to defend themselves. Teaching that self-defense is not just about punching and kicking, Fiorentino stresses verbal skills, confidence and self-awareness in his classes. A champion grappler, he was inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2009. He has been awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.