Vermont American Legion Law Cadet Program that was completed on June 27,
LAW CADET TRAINING
the Preamble to the American Legion Constitution, which we recite at
the beginning of every meeting, we pledge ourselves to ten purposes,
among which are: (1) to uphold and defend the Constitution of the United
States of America; (2) to maintain law and order;
(3) to foster and perpetuate a one hundred percent Americanism; (5) to
inculcate a sense of individual obligation to the community, state, and
nation; and (8) to promote peace and good-will on earth.
this end, we strive to maintain law and order in our homes, Posts and
communities. We also honor those "unsung heros" of our lives - the paid
and unpaid law officers, firefighters, EMT’s and paramedics - who give
unselfishly of themselves every day that we might have freedom and
protection from harm.
hours that they give are often "above and beyond the call of duty", and
frequently they are not compensated at a fair market value. Their
families also give of themselves in this effort, as many hours are spent
away from home in their professional dedication to their fellow man.
Graduates from The American Legion
Robert H. Vincelette Law Cadet Program at the Vermont Police Academy
in Pittsford on June 27, included two young men from the Barre area.
Pictured below are Yohan Avila with his mother, Martha Avila, of
Barre, and Bruce Lord with his parents Kelly Carpenter and Bruce Lord
of Marshfield. The program, now in its 44th year, is co-sponsored by
The American Legion Department of Vermont and the Vermont Criminal
Justice Training Council with assistance of the Vermont Army National
Guard and U.S. Army Reserve and various law enforcement agencies. The
Cadets were sponsored by 18 American Legion Posts across the State.
James McSparran, Post Commander of Barre Post 10 said, “We are
pleased to have these young people represent Post 10 this year. We
are proud that Yohan and Bruce completed the program. This experience
will give them confidence and encouragement to continue their
interests in the field of law enforcement.” (M. McKnight AL Dept.
Yohan Avila with his mother, Martha Avila, of
Criminal Justice Training Council Cadet Training Program Guidelines