Colonel Matthew T. Birmingham, Director of the Vermont State Police, sadly reports the death of Trooper Kyle Young.
Trooper Young, 28, was assigned to the New Haven Barracks in Middlebury and was participating in a training exercise designed for the selection of new members to the Tactical Services Unit. While Trooper Young was performing the training exercises at the Ethan Allen Weapons Firing Range in Jericho, he suddenly collapsed.
Other officers provided emergency medical assistance to Trooper Young and he was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. Trooper Young did not sustain a gun shot wound, but the medical emergency and exact cause of death is not known. An autopsy is scheduled at the Vermont State Medical Examiner’s Office.
Trooper Young served the Vermont State Police for one year and nine months. He attended the General Brown Central High School graduating in 2005. He attended the American Military University and served in the U.S. Air Force from 2007 to 2011. He was employed by PSS/SGS Global Integrated Security Services for two years prior to his enlistment in the Vermont State Police in January of 2014. Trooper Young is the fifth “on-duty” death in the 68 year history of the Vermont State Police. He is survived by his two daughters and his partner.
Trooper Kyle D. Young-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Thursday, September 17, 2015.
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Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow