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NO. R-240.  Senate concurrent resolution honoring Hartford Deputy Police Chief Edwin Leavitt for his exemplary 42-year career as a law enforcement officer.


Offered by:  Senator Campbell of Windsor District, Senator Dunne of Windsor District and Senator Welch of Windsor District.

Offered by:  Representatives Bohi of Hartford, Kainen of Hartford and Reese of Pomfret.

Whereas, Edwin Leavitt graduated from Hartford High School in 1957, played semiprofessional baseball, and was employed in the town’s highway department, and

Whereas, in 1963, he joined the Hartford Police Department as a patrol officer, and

Whereas, over the years, Edwin Leavitt’s always dependable job performance enabled him to rise through the ranks, and he was promoted to sergeant in 1971 and captain in 1978, and

Whereas, from 1986 to 1987, he served as the town of Hartford’s acting police chief, and in 1992, he was named deputy police chief, a post he has filled with distinction for the past 13 years, and

Whereas, during his tenure on the force, Edwin Leavitt was instrumental in the design of the Hartford police station, and, in 1989, was honored to cut the ceremonial ribbon opening the building, and

Whereas, service in the Hartford Police Department has become a family tradition as he is the father and brother of fellow department officers, and

Whereas, instructing young persons about the dangers of illegal drug use has long been a high personal priority, and, for many years, Edwin Leavitt was the sole local drug education instructor, and

Whereas, as a police officer and avid hunter, he recognizes the dangers inherent in improper use of weapons, and for many years has served as both a Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council firearms instructor and as a Vermont hunter education instructor, and

Whereas, after a distinguished 42‑year career as a member of the Hartford Police Department, Edwin Leavitt is retiring on June 30, 2005, and is looking forward to spending more time with his family, including his wife, Dottie, children, Eddie, Rick, and Laurie, and grandchildren, Amy and Eric, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly is pleased to honor Hartford Deputy Police Chief Edwin Leavitt for his exemplary 42 years of service as a municipal law enforcement officer, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Hartford Deputy Police Chief Edwin Leavitt. 


Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont