Deputy Sheriff George J. Bent

Deputy Sheriff George J. Bent

Chittenden County Sheriff's Department, Vermont

End of Watch Friday, October 1, 1982

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George J. Bent

Deputy Sheriff George Bent was struck and killed by a truck while directing traffic at a construction site on Vermont Route 2A in St. George.

The driver rounded a curve and attempted to swerve to avoid hitting Deputy Bent, but his truck could not turn adequately. The truck had passed inspection despite having nine violations.

Deputy Bent was a United States Navy WWII veteran who had served with the Chittenden County Sheriff's Department for six years and was also a Shelburne town constable. He was survived by his wife, two sons, three stepchildren, his mother, five brothers, four sisters, and six grandchildren.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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Deputy Bent, it has been 41 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

October 1, 2023

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