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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.


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont