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NO. R-122. JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING LAURENCE A. WADE FOR HIS OUTSTANDING CAREER AS A PUBLIC SERVANT.

(J.R.H. 81)

Offered by: Entire Membership of the House.

Whereas, Laurence "Larry" Wade is a native of Putney, Vermont, and

Whereas, desirous of a career in law enforcement, he graduated from the Vermont State Police Academy in 1957, and

Whereas, seeking to improve his skills and competence, Larry attended classes at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia, as well as at colleges in Maryland, Missouri and New Jersey, and

Whereas, his colleagues were so impressed with his professional performance, both within the department and while interacting with the public, that he steadily rose through the ranks, eventually reaching the exalted position of captain, and

Whereas, upon concluding his many years on the state police force, Larry embarked on a new role at the State House where he joined the staff of the Sergeant at Arms, assuring that the decorum and dignity of the chamber floors was always maintained, and

Whereas, he was selected to assume the very crucial responsibility of supervising the young legislative pages during their six-week tenure, and

Whereas, beyond his life as a law enforcement officer and Assistant Sergeant at Arms, Larry has participated in many professional and fraternal associations, including Director of the Vermont Arson Tip Award Program and Historian of the American Legion, Post No.10, and

Whereas, he has decided to retire from the hallowed halls of the state Capitol where his commanding presence and friendship will be missed by all, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly extends best wishes to Laurence "Larry" Wade as he concludes four decades of outstanding public service, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to Laurence "Larry" Wade.