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KAITLYN Armstrong


Favorite Part of Job? Before I was a Trooper I worked for years in various positions in the hospitality industry.  I have always enjoyed taking the time to listen to whatever story a guest, or complainant is willing to share with me.  It's amazing what you can learn about a person if you take the time to listen.
Most Inspiring Mentor: I have been extremely fortunate to have been surrounded by numerous people who inspire and motivate me every day.  My go-to daily inspirations are my family; my mom, dad, brother and sister they have all accomplished so much.

Favorite Vermont Escape: Any day I get to spend at the top of a mountain is a good day!  In the summer it's usually hiking with my two dogs.

Favorite Downtime Activity: My go-to downtime is floating on the boat in the middle of Shelburne Bay doing as little as possible.  In chillier weather I curl up in the living room in front of my fireplace and read.

Favorite Super Hero: Wonder Woman!

What is the best career advice you have received?
Action is faster than reaction.

Career Highlights: I have spent my professional life in a variety of hospitality and law enforcement settings.  My State Police Career highlights include solving a variety of cases involving assaults, burglaries and some drug investigations.  I was awarded the Medal of Merit from Bristol Police Department when I worked with them to solve a ring of 22 burglaries in 4 counties.  I was awarded the Vermont State Police Combat Cross for being tactically sound when I was involved in a domestic dispute which ultimately required fatal force.
I have always been very close to my family and community.  I grew up showing dairy cows through our local 4H club.  We were involved in many community service projects which led to exchange groups and being president of the Coalition for Community Service at South Burlington High School.

Community Involvement: One of the things I love the most about my current job is my ability to be involved in the community I live in.  I have done a little of everything from reading to elementary school kids to teaching healthy relationships and domestic violence classes at a few high schools.  I have coached track and field; been to job fairs and spend a fewSaturday mornings drinking a quick cup of coffee at the dump.  I love working with all different types of people.  In December I was part of a Rutland County effort to host a Christmas meal after it was stolen out of a elderly assisted living facility.  It was amazing to pick up food from close to 30 homes to bring back to the facility so that the residents could continue their tradition of a holiday meal together.  There was so much support and outreach from the county as a whole that we actually stopped donations at 10:30 am.



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