Hero Down: Vermont Corrections Officer Corey Beaudet's Body Found After Call For A Suicidal Male

Officer Beaudet was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on October 18 by Vermont state troopers.

Ira, VT – The recipient of Vermont’s 2015 Corrections Officer of the Year award died Oct. 18 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Vermont Corrections Officer Corey Beaudet, 41, was found dead in the woods nearby the Ira rest area off US Route 4.

Vermont State Police responded to the rest stop for a report of a suicidal male with a gun, according to the VSP web site .

Upon arrival, troopers located the body of Corrections Officer Beaudet in nearby woods.

Police said Corrections Officer Beaudet appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was off-duty at the time.

Corrections Officer Beaudet was a Corrections Officer in Addison County. He had served with the state of Vermont since 1999, and as a corrections officer since 2010.

“Corey was an 18-year, respected community correctional officer in Rutland, and his loss is tragic for his family, his friends, his colleagues and the entire VSEA and Rutland communities," said Corrections Officer Dave Bellini, President of the Vermont State Employees Association, according to VTDigger.

Corrections Officer Beaudet is survived by his fiancé, his parents, two brothers, sister, and other family members.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Vermont Corrections Officer Corey Beaudet, both blood and blue. Godspeed, sir, we will take the watch from here. Thank you for your service.

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I know that LEOs are under heavy loads of stress and emotional turmoil. That's why I pray for all LEOs almost every day.


Praying Vermont Corrections Officer Corey Beaudet's soul will rest in the peace that he so desperately needed while on earth. Condolences to his families, both blood and blue, and may they find comfort in the love of God, friends, and the memories of their loved one.


As Corey’s Aunt is like to thank you for this article. He was a true hero to all of us. Corey started his LE Carrear at Granville Police Dept in Granville, NY. He was a patrol man. Again, thank you for this article. 💜