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Officer-involved shootings, 1977-present

Members of the Vermont State Police have been involved in 46 officer-involved shootings since 1977, when VSP recordkeeping on the subject began. In 45 of the cases, the use of force was found to be justified following outside, independent reviews of the incidents. The 46th case, which occurred in July 2022, is under active investigation. Information regarding these incidents is collected by the state police on a case-by-case basis and will be updated as needed. The most recent time a Vermont state trooper discharged a firearm in the line of duty was July 19, 2022.

Information about each of these cases is provided in the following spreadsheet, which you may access and download in PDF format by clicking the image below:

OIS data 1977 to present

 

This chart shows the frequency of officer-involved shootings in Vermont from 1977 to 2021:

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This page was updated most recently on July 29, 2022.