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State police Lt. J. Paul Vance had tried out for ‘Survivor’
Apparently Vance is a frequent guest on local radio and TV shows and he wanted to take his talents to a completely different type of television.
When Vance appeared on WPLR radio, he said that he intended to try out for the TV show “Survivor.” Tryouts were at Foxwoods.
Vance told the Connecticut Post that he would “do the interview (with Survivor) and explore the process.”
Paul Vance’s son, J. Paul Vance Jr. had called WPLR’s “Chaz and A.J.” show, to nominate his father as a candidate for Survivor, and Vance Sr. called in to say he was up to the “tall order,” of trying out for the show.
When the show’s hosts said it would be great to have a local celebrity try out for the show, Vance Jr. called in and called his father the “perfect person,” for the show “Survivor.”
“He is on TV, he is kind of cranky, he’d be good on an island, and his wife would like to send him to an island,” said his son Vance Jr., who also was a former candidate for Waterbury mayor, the show’s hosts called him a “spokesman for the family.”
Later Vance called in again, and after learning a little more about the show, he said he’d have to check with his wife of almost 40 years first before making a decision to try out.
“That wasn’t a problem,” Vance had said on the show. “She was all for it. She had said `If you want to try, go ahead and give it a try.’ So I got permission from the homefront.”
The one other question on his mind was:
“Who will keep the public informed as to what the state police are doing in Connecticut while I’m gone?,” Vance had asked.
But he then decided he would at least give it a shot.
“We’ll give it the old college try,” Vance had said on the show.
The show’s hosts said that wardrobe would be important. “Wear your shirt, with the police hat and a grass skirt,” said the show co-host Chaz.
“My shiny shoes, I should wear those, too,” Vance said in response. Vance will get a “cut the line pass,” from the show so that he can take his shot at making it on the show.
“I think he will make it,” Chaz had said, to which A.J. said Vance sounds nervous he will actually get onto the show.
Paul Vance has been the commanding officer of the state police public information office since 1997. Prior to the time he spent working in the public information office, he was the resident state trooper in Prospect and a academy instructor, he also was a detective at Troop I in Bethany and he was a patrol officer at Troop L in Litchfield.
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