Detective Sergeant William J. Chenard

Detective Sergeant William J. Chenard

Vermont State Police, Vermont

End of Watch Sunday, June 14, 1987

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William J. Chenard

Sergeant Bill Chenard suffered a fatal heart attack while leading a group of rescuers up a mountain to recover the body of a camper on Long Trail near Sunderland.

Sergeant Chenard had served with the Vermont State Police for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, and sister.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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You are missed by many. You honored your oath and stayed true to us all. You answered the call that day and did not return home.
We will always remember your bravery and dedication.
Rest in peace, Bill.

Susan M. Alexander

July 19, 2023

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