Lauretano retires as resident trooper
SALISBURY — The Board of Selectmen passed a resolution at a special meeting Tuesday, April 26, recognizing Mark Lauretano’s 22 years of service as resident state trooper for Salisbury. Lauretano has announced his retirement.The resolution reads:“The Salisbury Board of Selectmen wishes to thank you, Mark Lauretano, on the occasion of your retirement after over 20 years of service as our resident trooper. “We are grateful for your fairness, strength, patience and wise counsel. You have helped our town in many ways and we speak for everyone who has benefitted from your steady presence over so many years. “On behalf of our entire community, we send you our deepest gratitude and best wishes for all your future endeavors.”First Selectman Curtis Rand said that a temporary resident trooper will be on duty until June, when the lieutenant at Troop B will post the job offering.Rand also said that the announcement of Lauretano’s retirement was deliberately kept very low key, at the trooper’s request. Lauretano declined to be interviewed for this article.