We remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Rest in peace, we've got the watch.
Trooper Emery Gooch 1885-1924
Officer Gooch was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle in Mattawamkeag on August 9, 1924. He had joined the State Highway Patrol the month earlier.
Trooper Fred Foster 1898-1925
Trooper Foster was killed when his motorcycle struck a horse hauling a load of hay. The accident occurred in Belfast on August 30, 1925. He had joined the State Highway Patrol in 1924.
Trooper Frank Wing 1902-1928
Trooper Wing was killed when his motorcycle collided with an oil truck in Millinocket on August 19, 1928. He had joined the State Police two months earlier.
Trooper Charles Black 1936-1964
Trooper Black was shot to death on July 9, 1964 outside the Maine National Bank in South Berwick during an armed robbery. He joined the department in 1958.
Trooper Thomas Merry 1952-1980
Trooper Merry was killed on July 12, 1980 in Palmyra when struck by a car involved in a high-speed chase. Merry had parked his cruiser as part of a roadblock and was attempting to seek safe cover when struck by the fleeing car.
He joined the State Police in 1977.
Trooper Michael Veilleux 1962-1986
Trooper Veilleux was killed on June 17, 1986 when he lost control of his cruiser and it overturned in Dayton. He had graduated from the State Police Academy the previous month.
Detective Giles Landry 1952-1989
Detective Landry was shot to death on March 31, 1989 while investigating a child abuse complaint in Leeds. The gunman also killed a woman who had been talking to Detective Landry, before turning the gun on himself. Landry joined the State Police in 1976 and was promoted to Detective in 1988.
Lieutenant Rene Goupil 1947 - 1990
Lieutenant Goupil was the commander of the Maine State Police Academy at the time of his death. He suffered a fatal heart attack during a training run in Waterville on Jan. 23, 1990. He started service in October of 1970.
Trooper Jeffrey Parola 1967-1994
Trooper Parola was killed on November 13, 1994 when his cruiser crashed in Sidney. He was a member of the Tactical Team and was responding to a domestic violence call at the time. Parola joined the State Police in 1989.
Trooper James Griffith 1961-1996
Trooper Griffith was killed on April 15, 1996 when a second vehicle in Warren struck his cruiser, as the Trooper was attempting to make a U-turn to pursue a speeding car. Griffith had joined the State Police in 1986.
Detective Glenn Strange 1951-1997
Detective Strange died of heart problems on October 17, 1997, days after arresting a violent drunk driver who had kicked and punched him in the chest in the town of Linneus. He had joined the State Police in 1994 following a teaching career and was promoted to Detective weeks before his death.
Detective Benjamin J. Campbell 1987 – 2019
Detective Campbell was killed on April 3, 2019, when he was struck by a vehicle tire while assisting at the scene of a disabled vehicle south bound on I-95 of in Hampden. Campbell joined the State Police in 2012.