ELLSWORTH — First responders from across the state gathered Friday to honor and remember a fallen Ellsworth firefighter.
Deputy Chief Robert “Bobby” Dorr passed away Wednesday morning.
He was diagnosed with cancer in January of 2020 but he served the community until the end.
Firetrucks and signs lined Route 1A and the bridges over Interstate 395 Friday morning as his body was transferred from Ellsworth to Bangor.
Dorr was the lead instructor for the Hancock County Fire Academy and trained hundreds of firefighters from all over Maine.
While he was fighting his own battle with cancer, he was fundraising for personal protective equipment for other firefighters to prevent them from getting cancer.
A public memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on May 16 at Ellsworth High School.