VSEA Mourns Death Of DCF Employee Lara Sobel

Updated August 9, 6:49 PM


DCF Workers & VSEA Members Gather To Remember Lara Sobel:

View photos from the vigil here.

Updated August 7, 10:49 PM

The Times Argus has released the identity of the victim in tonight’s horrific tragedy in Barre, along with other details.

VSEA sends heartfelt condolences to Lara Sobel’s family, friends and co-workers.

VSEA President Shelley Martin has sent the following message to all VSEA members:

It is with heavy heart that I write to you tonight to inform you that a terrible tragedy has occurred in Barre tonight in the parking lot outside the office building that houses DCF and AOE offices. A DCF worker was apparently shot and killed by someone, but details are still very sketchy. The employee’s identity has not yet been confirmed.

The State has been in contact with VSEA and they are reaching out to the EAP to coordinate services for employees who might need them.

VSEA will provide members with more details as they become available.

Please stay tuned to the press for updates as well.

Our prayers and thoughts tonight and in the coming days are with all the employees in Barre, their families and especially the family, friends and co-workers of the employee killed.


Gov. Shumlin Statement On Situation In Barre

The Burlington Free Press news coverage

WCAX’s news coverage

WPTZ’s news coverage

The Times Argus news coverage

VPR’s news coverage

VTDigger Coverage


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