NO. R-122. Senate concurrent resolution in memory of former Washington County Sheriff Ronald W. West.
Offered by: Senator Doyle of Washington District, Senator Cummings of Washington District and Senator Scott of Washington District.
Whereas, Ronald West was a leading law enforcement official in the state of Vermont, and
Whereas, he was a Burlington native who graduated from both the Vermont Police Academy and the Institute of Police Technology and Management, and
Whereas, Ron West’s law enforcement career spanned all three levels of government in Vermont: municipal, county, and state, and
Whereas, his first job as a sworn peace officer was as a member of the Barre City Police department where he served initially as a patrolman and subsequently became a police detective, and
Whereas, the outstanding reputation Ron West developed on the Barre City police force led the voters of Washington County to elect him to the office of sheriff, and
Whereas, following his service as Washington County sheriff, he accepted and held for two decades the post of chief investigator at the secretary of state’s office of professional regulation, and
Whereas, Ron West was a trustee of the Vermont Police Association and was a leader in the Barre Elks, and
Whereas, he enjoyed coaching his children in their athletic endeavors and spending time with his family, especially outdoors, and
Whereas, he succumbed to cancer after a valiant fight, and his wife, Lillian, daughters, Rhonda, Jean, and Sharon, his sons, Randy and Gregory, and his 16 grandchildren and his many friends have fond memories of his presence in their lives, now therefore be it
Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:
That the General Assembly expresses its condolences to the family of Ron West on the passing of this dedicated public servant and exemplary law enforcement officer, and be it further
Resolved: That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Lillian West in Barre.
The Vermont General Assembly
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