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Settlement Awarded To Family Of Killed Trooper

The family of a Vermont State Police trooper who was killed almost a decade ago has received a $4.5 million settlement from the state and its insurance carrier. Sergeant Michael Johnson was struck by a car driven by a fleeing suspect in 2003. The Valley News reports Washington Superior Court has approved a settlement to compensate Sgt. Johnson's widow and their three children. The suspect, Eric Daley of Lebanon, New Hampshire, is in prison for gross negligent operation of a vehicle.