May 19, 2016

Maine Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial Ceremony

Today in Augusta, law enforcement agencies from across Maine joined forces to honor police officers who have died in the line of duty. Dedicated on May 25, 1991, 83 names are now engraved in granite on the Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial which is located in front of the Maine State Capitol. Fifteen game wardens are on that memorial, more than any other branch of law enforcement in the State of Maine.

Today’s ceremony follows that of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C., at Judiciary Square. Each year on May 15 in Washington, D.C., all law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty are honored. In 2015, 123 U.S. police officers died in the line of duty.

We encourage you to visit our website to view our Fallen Heroes Honor Roll page and view our newly released Fallen Warden Tribute Video.