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Vermont Sheriff's Memorial Wall

John H. Collette

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Officer Biography:

Age: 46

Tour of Duty: Not Available

Badge #

End of Watch: 1932-07-17

Department: Addison Addison

What Happened..

Deputy Sheriff Collette collapsed after he searched a passenger train and arrested a suspect who was wanted for leaving the scene of a vehicle accident. Deputy Collette received a report regarding the suspect and conducted a search of the train and found the suspect in the baggage car. As he was escorting the suspect from the rail yard, Deputy Collette collapsed and died at the scene. The death certificate states the cause of death was acute cholecystitis, which is a sudden inflammation of the gallbladder.

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