TURIN. It was the “giant” of the Digos, due to its towering height. With him we often talked about skiing in the sun, walking in the mountains, beautiful evenings looking for unknown but surprising taverns. He had a booming voice and a sincere smile. Yesterday afternoon he left everyone dismayed, each with their own pain: family, friends and fellow policemen. He locked himself in his office at the police station, left a letter on his desk and took his own life with a service pistol.
Eugenio Buono was 52 years old. Four children. Nobody today is able to understand the drama he was going through. Because he never made it show, hiding it behind that reassuring smile. Assistant chief, he had been serving at Digos for years. He was coordinator of the “Local Authorities” group, always present in the Court to follow the processes relating to public order, the major events that took place in the city, and issues related to politics and institutions. Once he left the role of the policeman, he devoted himself to volunteering. For some time he was a volunteer rescuer of the Green Cross of Turin, in the headquarters next to the police headquarters. Almost always in an ambulance at night. And being an expert skier, he also served on the ski slopes, in Sestriere, with the mountain rescue of the Green Cross. On Sunday, with the offices deserted, no one heard the shot. A colleague, arriving at work, raised the alarm.