December 13, 2013


AUGUSTA, ME ? December 13, 2013: The Maine Warden Service announces today that they have hired a new game warden pilot. Jeffrey Beach, age 42 form Fairfield, accepted the position of pilot this week. Beach is married and has two children. Colonel Joel Wilkinson stated ?we are excited to have Jeff with us and feel he will complement our aviation division with extensive experience and expertise. He brings a positive attitude and a passion for his new career.? Beach served in the US Air Force for 7 years as an aircrew member (loadmaster) on C-5 aircraft. He also served in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm from August of 1990 to August of 1991 and was awarded the Air Medal for his aerial flight during that conflict. Beach brings with him extensive flying experience.

Beach attended the University of Connecticut and majored in Natural Resource Economics and English. He is a 16-year veteran of the Maine State Police and attended the 44th Maine State Police Academy which began in November of 1995. He patrolled Troop C his entire career as a State Trooper with assignments in Somerset County for four-and-a-half years, Interstate 95 for 10 years, and as a patrol supervisor (Sergeant) for two-and-a-half years. Beach has been an Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC) instructor for six years for the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and currently leads the EVOC Instructor program.

The position of Game Warden Pilot has many responsibilities to include search and rescue, law enforcement, and assisting with fish and wildlife resource management. Beach will be responsible for flying the southern Maine region.