Saved By the Belt Award
In the photo (left to right): Captain Troidl, Lt. Flannigan, Trooper Baker, Lt. Thomas, and Sgt. Deeghan.
Trooper Angela Baker, assigned to the Williston Barracks, was presented with the "Saved by the Belt" award this afternoon by Lt. John Flannigan, Traffic Safety Commander.
Trooper Baker was investigating a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 89 near Richmond on January 3, 2010, when her cruiser was struck from behind by a truck. Her cruiser sustained substantial damage. Because she was wearing her seatbelt, she was not injured.
Each year over 50% of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty are killed as a result of motor vehicle crashes or incidents.
Sergeant Garry M. Scott
Vermont State Police
Traffic Operations - North
2777 St. George Road
Williston, VT 05495