State Police troopers honored

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Six Vermont State Police troopers involved in the fatal shooting of a man in Corinth last June are being recognized for their actions.

The troopers were honored today in a ceremony at the Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier as part of the State Police’s annual awards ceremony.

Other troopers, police officers from other agencies and support staff were awarded for their actions in separate cases.

Sergeant Marc Thomas and Senior Trooper Andrew Campagne were given the Combat Cross for their roles in the June 24 stand-off and shooting of 40-year-old Joseph Fortunati of Fairlee.

An investigation found the troopers’ opened fire after Fortunati reached for a gun.
Four members of the state police tactical team were also honored.

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