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Family of trooper killed on the job gets $4.5 million settlement

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

The family of a Vermont State Police trooper who was killed in the line of duty has received a $4.5 million settlement from the state and its insurance carrier.

Trooper Michael Johnson was killed ten years ago when he was run over by a fleeing suspect on Interstate 91.

Johnson's family fought a long legal battle for financial compensation, with the Supreme Court ruling in 2009 that they could sue for as much as $11 million.

The out-of-court settlement with the insurance company was reached in December. A judge approved the deal this week.

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