Remembering DCF Social Worker Lara Sobel

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It”s been nine months since DCF social worker Lara Sobel’s death. She was shot and killed while leaving work in August. The community will always remember her legacy as a caring state employee.

A bench in her memory is now in place along State Street. The bench was recently installed by her parents. A plaque on the bench reads “Dedicated in loving memory to our daughter, Lara Kim Sobel. A committed advocate for the children of Vermont.”

 
The Vermont State Employees Association says she was a positive spirit at work and in the community. 
 
“It’s a fitting tribute where people can enjoy themselves, enjoy their lives, enjoy a moment just sitting there, maybe also just reflecting for a moment on the service that our social workers provide to the state, keeping our children safe,” says Steve Howard, Executive Director of VSEA.
 
Lara Sobel leaves behind a husband and two young daughters.

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