Vt. water worker, son lost in Irene are honored


Two years after a Rutland city employee and his son were killed in Tropical Storm Irene, swept to their deaths by a raging brook when they went to check on the city water supply, they are being honored for their dedication. Michael J. Garofano received an honor from the New England Water Works Association, which awarded him with its heroism award posthumously last month. Raymond Raposa, the association’s executive director, also praised the actions of Michael G. Garafano, who was helping his father during the August 2011 storm. The water worker’s death was the first time since 1984 that a Rutland employee was killed in the line of duty, the Rutland Herald reported.

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