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On March 8, 2024, Vermont State Police Corporal Eric Vitali was involved in a serious, on duty motor vehicle crash on Interstate-89 in the town of Bethel, VT.  His cruiser sustained massive front-end damage and severe crushing of the driver’s compartment. Once extracted, he was life flighted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. for life threatening, traumatic injuries. These injuries include a traumatic brain injury, fractures to his spine and two femoral fractures.  His condition is critical, and doctors are indicating the next 72 hours will be crucial in determining the outcome of his recovery.  

Eric is a 19-year veteran of the State Police, currently assigned to the Field Force Division at the Royalton barracks and the underwater recovery team. He previously served at the Rockingham and Westminster Barracks and spent several years as a member of the tactical services team. After graduating high school in Old Lyme CT, he served in the United Sates Air Force as a fire fighter, stationed at Travis Airforce base. 

He is a dedicated and loving husband, father of two young boys and lives in Southern Vermont.  His passions include spending time with his family, outdoor sports, camping, hunting, mountain biking, motorcycle riding, jeeping, and recreational scuba diving, He is an accomplished jiu jitsu instructor and loves sharing his knowledge with his family and enjoys the art of blade smithing.  

Eric and his family are going to face enormous medical, personal, and financial challenges as a result of his injuries. This has been a life altering event for the entire Vitali family, and they are facing an uncertain future.  The support they have received so far has been overwhelming and appreciated but, that support is going to need to continue well into the future. We ask you to please support Eric and his entire family, with whatever amount you can.  


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Critical Incident

On March 8, 2024, Vermont State Police Corporal Eric Vitali was involved in a serious, on duty motor vehicle crash...

On March 8, 2024, Vermont State Police Corporal Eric Vitali was involved in a serious, on duty motor vehicle crash on Interstate-89 in the town of Bethel, VT.  His cruiser sustained massive front-end damage and severe crushing of the driver’s compartment. Once extracted, he was life flighted to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH. for life threatening, traumatic injuries. These injuries include a traumatic brain injury, fractures to his spine and two femoral fractures.  His condition is critical, and doctors are indicating the next 72 hours will be crucial in determining the outcome of his recovery.  

Eric is a 19-year veteran of the State Police, currently assigned to the Field Force Division at the Royalton barracks and the underwater recovery team. He previously served at the Rockingham and Westminster Barracks and spent several years as a member of the tactical services team. After graduating high school in Old Lyme CT, he served in the United Sates Air Force as a fire fighter, stationed at Travis Airforce base. 

He is a dedicated and loving husband, father of two young boys and lives in Southern Vermont.  His passions include spending time with his family, outdoor sports, camping, hunting, mountain biking, motorcycle riding, jeeping, and recreational scuba diving, He is an accomplished jiu jitsu instructor and loves sharing his knowledge with his family and enjoys the art of blade smithing.  

Eric and his family are going to face enormous medical, personal, and financial challenges as a result of his injuries. This has been a life altering event for the entire Vitali family, and they are facing an uncertain future.  The support they have received so far has been overwhelming and appreciated but, that support is going to need to continue well into the future. We ask you to please support Eric and his entire family, with whatever amount you can.  

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Shelly Campbell
I hope everything works out
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Sharon Leggio Falchuk
Officer Vitali had a hand in keeping my nieces safe, and my family is eternally grateful for that...and for all of those who repeatedly put themselves in harms way for people they don't even know. May he feel that gratitude & support as a form of medicine to help him heal completely.
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Pauline Hisman
Thank you for all your hard dedication with the Vt State Troopers . I’m sending my thoughts and prayers for you to get well soon . Best wishes to you and your family .
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Anonymous
From your brothers and sisters at the VSEA
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Jim Talbot
Jim Talbot (Retired Mass State Police). Thoughts and prayers for a speedy and full recovery.
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Ann Jess
I was an Volunteer EMT for 15 years and my full time job was as a police dispatcher. I am sorry for what you were going through. Please know that you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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Christopher Shea
I am also a veteran and first responder and am well aware of the sacrifices our folks make.
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Anonymous
Best wishes ❤️
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June Sweeny
Coming from a family in law enforcement (1 of which is retired VT State Trooper), I pray you come back to your family as well as possible Trooper
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Li-Chen Chin
Best wishes for your smooth and speedy recovery.
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Mary Alice Manley
Praying for you and your family.
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Alison Peters
Wishing my fellow LEO great strength and a beautiful recovery. To the family, may he come back to you stronger than ever. Stay strong, many prayers sent your way.
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Carly Topulos
Sending you love and prayers for a full recovery 🖤💙🖤
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Stephanie Slover
My thoughts are with you and the boys. This is heartbreaking. It has to be hard to stay strong for the boys so allow yourself some time for you. Sincerely, Steph
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Timothy Harrington
Wishing you a speedy recovery. Thoughts & Prayers. - Tim & Nga
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Ryan Rodriguez
God bless you and your family. From the CT State Police
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Nicanor Cardenas
From Connecticut State Police
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Kevin Cook
May God bless and heal you Eric. I remember training with you over the years. I'm also praying for strength for your family in this most difficult of times brother. Heal up, hope to see you recover soon.
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Tawny Lanati
Thoughts and prayers from CT State Police
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Tina Binheimer
Prayers and healing thoughts to this hero and his family.
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Dawn Pagan
Stay strong brother - Connecticut State Police supporting you
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Karen Boisvert
Please know that I am praying for you and your family. May our God be with you and bring a miraculous healing. May God Comfort the family as they journey through this season.
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Austin Clark
Thoughts and prayers from the Connecticut State Police brother 🔵⚫️
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Matthew Hogan
God bless you and your family, Trooper! We are with. Praying for a fast and full recovery.
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Anonymous
I back the blue. We have to take care of our families!
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Anonymous
On behalf of the State Troopers NCO Association of New Jersey
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Anonymous
On behalf of the State Troopers NCO Association of New Jersey
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Marian McGovern
God Bless Trooper
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Dave Desmond
Dave Desmond MSP
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James Comerford
Stay strong tpr

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