Vermont Sheriff's Memorial Wall
John H. Collette
Tour of Duty: Not Available
End of Watch: 1932-07-17
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.