Police celebrate Panton boy’s honesty

VERGENNES — The City of Vergennes and the Vergennes Police Department on May 7 jointly presented a commendation to a young Panton resident for turning over to police money that he found immediately after a March 27 bank robbery in Vergennes.
Police said Isaac Preston, 8, came across three $20 bills near the Vermont Federal Employees Credit Union branch in the United Technologies Corp. building on Panton Road just after the robbery, showed them to his father, Eric Preston, and then gave them to a Vergennes police officer on the scene.
On May 7, city officials gave Preston a Letter of Commendation that praises him for “his noble personal actions on the afternoon of 27 March 2015.” Both Police Chief George Merkel and City Manager Mel Hawley signed the certificate, given to him in the presence of both his parents, Eric and Angie Preston.
The certificate concludes, “This tremendous display of honesty and sense of civic duty speak well for Isaac, as well as both his parents and the great job they did providing him with strong core values. We are proud of Isaac and we look forward to great things from him as a future community leader.”

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