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(J.R.S. 5)

Offered by:Senator Illuzzi of Essex-Orleans County.

Whereas, for over 30 years, Normand N. Moreau of Irasburg enthusiastically served the State of Vermont as an Orleans County game warden with the Department of Fish and Game, and

Whereas, whether on duty or off duty, Warden Moreau was always willing to respond to routine and unexpected situations that needed his attention or intervention, and

Whereas, throughout Warden Moreau’s career, he skillfully enforced Vermont’s hunting and fishing laws, and

Whereas, it was rumored -- but never confirmed -- that Warden Moreau from time to time would dress in a Walleye suit and lay waiting in the weeds of the Clyde River for those who would snag fish with three pointed hooks, and

Whereas, Warden Moreau recognized the importance of educating young hunters and fishing enthusiasts concerning the natural resource implications of their actions and further supported changing the name of the department from "fish and game" to "fish and wildlife" to promote wildlife conservation programs, and

Whereas, Warden Moreau is much admired as a "straight shooter" by his law enforcement colleagues, the directors and members of area fish and game clubs and conservation groups, and

Whereas, Shirley Moreau by virtue of her marriage to Normand Moreau became an unofficial, unpaid assistant game warden, fielding questions and complaints while her husband was out in the field, and

Whereas, after 34 years of patrolling the fields, forests and waters of Orleans County in the Northeast Kingdom, Normand Moreau elected to retire on May 31, 1996, and

Whereas, Warden Moreau is looking forward to traveling, spending time with his family and finally having the opportunity to personally participate in the fishing and hunting seasons, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly thanks Normand Moreau for his 34 years of outstanding public service to the people of the State of Vermont, and be it further

Resolved: That the General Assembly thanks Shirley Moreau for her 34 years of volunteer service to the State of Vermont, and be it further

Resolved: That the General Assembly further wishes Normand and Shirley Moreau many enjoyable retirement years, and be it further

Resolved: That the Secretary of State is hereby directed to send a copy of this resolution to Normand and Shirley Moreau of Irasburg, their daughters, Lois Perry of Mt. Holly and Diane Graham of Newport, and their son, Normand R. Moreau of Reno, Nevada.