NO. R-65. JOINT RESOLUTION honoring Richard "Dick" Lathrop and Roy LaRose on serving 50 years as distinguished members of the Bristol Fire Department.
Offered by: Representative Scribner of Bristol.
Whereas, Vermontís volunteer firefighters are the unsung heroes of our towns, risking their lives to protect the communities that we hold so dear, and
Whereas, Richard "Dick" Lathrop and Roy LaRose both joined the Bristol Fire Department on April 4, 1951, when it was still known as the N. H. Munsill Hose Company, and
Whereas, Dick Lathropís firefighting and leadership skills were readily apparent as he was first appointed the departmentís Assistant Chief in 1953, and intermittently continued in that position until 1982, and
Whereas, since 1956, Dick Lathropís firefighting tenure has most appropriately included several terms as the departmentís chief, and
Whereas, his leadership among the ranks of volunteer firefighters has extended beyond his hometown, through his life membership in and past presidency of the Addison County Firefighters Association, an organization that, in 1988, presented him with its Firefighter of the Year Award, and
Whereas, today, Dick Lathrop is proud to serve as Bristolís honorary Fire Chief, and
Whereas, in 1958, Roy LaRose served the first of three terms as Assistant Fire Chief in Bristol, and
Whereas, for 25 years, he was the departmentís always reliable first Truck Captain, and
Whereas, in 1985, the Addison County Firefighters Association, of which he is a life member, presented Roy LaRose with its Firefighter of the Year Award, and
Whereas, in 1992, Roy LaRose was especially honored when he was chosen as the recipient of the Vermont State Firefighters Associationís Firefighter of the Year Award, and
Whereas, Dick Lathropís and Roy LaRoseís families are very proud of their respective accomplishments as half-century members of the Bristol Fire Department, and
Whereas, on February 10, 2001, both Dick Lathrop and Roy LaRose were honored for their 50 years of exemplary service as members of the Bristol Fire Department, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly is delighted to congratulate Richard "Dick" Lathrop and Roy LaRose on the occasion of each serving 50 years as distinguished members of the Bristol Fire Department, and be it further
Resolved: That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Dick Lathrop and Roy LaRose in Bristol.