Honor Roll

We remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Rest in peace, we've got the watch.

 

Gooch
Emery Gooch

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.

 

 

 

Foster
Fred Foster

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.

 

 

 

Wing
Frank Wing

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.

 

 

 

Black
Charles Black

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.

 

 

 

Merry
Thomas Merry

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.

 

 

Veilleaux
Michael Veilleux

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.

 

 

 

Landry
Giles Landry

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.

 

 

Goupil

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 attach during a training run in Waterville. He started service in October of 1970.

 

 

 

Parola
Jeffrey Parola

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.

 

 

Griffith
James Griffith

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.

 

 

 

Strange
Glenn Strange

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.