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Thomas Jon Marcotte

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DORSET -- Thomas Jon Marcotte, 65, of Dorset, passed away Dec. 13, 2007, at the Eden Park Care Center in Rutland.

He was born Dec. 21, 1941, in Woodbury, N.J., the son of Louis Joseph and Caroline Claire (Rotenbury) Marcotte. He graduated from Bordentown Military Institute in Thorofare, N.J., in June 1961. He was married to Dolores (Dody) Knight of Greenwich, N.Y.

Thomas served in law enforcement from 1962 to the present. He was a police officer in Bordentown, N.J., Bennington, Cambridge, N.Y., Greenwich and Bennington County. He was chief of police in Old Bennington and was police commander for the Village of Greenwich from 1992 to 1997. He was currently a deputy sheriff with the Bennington County Sheriff’s Department and serving as sheriff of Dorset as well as director of emergency management in Dorset. He graduated from the Vermont State Police Academy at Norwich University in 1966.

He was a member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the Vermont Police Association. He was recognized in “Who’s Who in American Law Enforcement,” and received the National Chiefs of Police Award in 1989, the “Award of Merit” from Drug Free America in 1983, “Outstanding Service Awards” in 1978 and 1980 and “Service Above and Beyond the Call of Duty” award in 1980. He received specialized training beyond police academy level in various subjects, including crisis intervention, hostage negotiations, homicide investigations, home and business security and many others.

He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Dolores (Dody) of Dorset; his stepchildren, Susan Mullen of Greenwich, Thomas Cheney of Elmira, N.Y., and Carroll Knight of Hudson Falls, N.Y.; and a sister, Susan Cannon of Phoenixville, Pa.

A memorial service will be held in the spring at a date and time to be announced. Memorial contributions may be made to the Marcotte Fund at Berkshire Bank c/o Brewster Funeral Service, P.O. Box 885, Manchester, VT 05255.
Published in Bennington Banner on Dec. 29, 2007
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