AUGUSTA – Maine police officers will gather in Augusta next week for the annual observance at the Maine Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Governor LePage will be the featured speaker at the event scheduled at 11 am on Thursday, May 14.
No new names are being added this year to the memorial which honors the 83 Maine police officers who have died in the line of duty. The most recent death was Game Warden Pilot Daryl Gordon, who died in a plane crash in 2011. The two agencies with the most names on the memorial are the Maine Warden Service and the State Police. There are 15 Game Wardens and ten State Troopers honored on the memorial, which is located along State Street, next to the State House.