Sheriff: Vermont deputy shot in Saratoga Springs is a well-liked member of the community

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13 Investigates is learning more details about Vito Caselnova IV: the off-duty Rutland County deputy who was shot Sunday morning in Saratoga Springs.

Caselnova, 24, wanted to work in law enforcement for a long time. He’s getting his feet wet by working in Vermont.

In all the photos 13 Investigates found of Vito Caselnova, he is smiling.

On his LinkedIn profile, he writes: “it’s never wrong to do the right thing.”

The Rutland County Sheriff, David Fox, describes Caselnova as “a solid citizen. Everyone likes him; gets along with everyone.”

The sheriff said Caselnova’s been on the force since April 2019. He’s assigned to court security. Caselnova rarely goes out on patrol.

The sheriff said there has never been disciplinary action taken against Caselnova, nor does he have any commendations.

He’s part-time, working on the force only three days a week. The other two days he’s the business owner of True North Boat Brokerage. It’s a family-operated business, according to Caselnova’s LinkedIn.

Caselnova is from Glens Falls. He graduated from Glens Falls High School in 2016. Then he attended school at The College of Saint Rose, where he got his bachelor’s in business management.

Caselnova was featured in a 2020 article by the school. In the article, he said it was “my lifelong goal to become a law enforcement officer,” and “making the commute between home, work, and college has not been easy, but it has all surely been worth it.”

13 Investigates also called the True North Boat Brokerage for comment but did not hear back yet.