May 13, 2022

MDIFW NEWS: Ten Game Wardens Graduate From Advanced Warden School, Assigned Districts Throughout The State

Editor's Note: The graduating game wardens, left to right, are Julia Horst, Garrett Moody, Alex Maxsimic, Emerson Duplissie-Cyr, Tyler Harhart, Hunter Howard, Arron Rideout, Chris Carney, Caleb Nicholas, and Maddie Killian.

VASSALBORO, Maine - Ten new game wardens graduated from the Advanced Warden School today at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. These new game wardens have been assigned districts throughout the state, and are now sworn officers of the Maine Warden Service.

Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Judy Camuso was one of the featured speakers at the graduation, and reminded the graduates that "As an agency, we possess and maintain a reputation that is envied by other states. That reputation was earned by the people you work with, and those who came before you. It was earned through a commitment to honesty, fairness, perseverance, compassion, and dedication. It now is up to you, to make that same commitment to those core values that we all share, to uphold and enhance the reputation of the Department and the Maine Warden Service." Joining Commissioner Camuso as speakers during the ceremony were Maine Warden Service Colonel Dan Scott, Advanced Warden Service Academy Cadre Kale OLeary, retired game warden lieutenant Pat Dorian, and class speaker game warden Hunter Henry. These wardens just completed an 12-week academy that focused on subject matter specific to the Warden Service, including search and rescue, fish and wildlife laws and regulations, boating, fishing, hunting, ATVing, snowmobiling and others. This 12-week course came after all the officers had completed the 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program required of Maine law enforcement officers

The ten new game wardens, their hometown, and their assigned district are listed below: Chris Carney - Wells, Maine -- Kennebunk district Emerson Duplissie-Cyr - Caribou, Maine -- Saco district Tyler Harhart - Lugoff, South Carolina -- Kittery district Julia Horst - Chatham, New York -- Sidney district Hunter Howard - Skowhegan, Maine -- Augusta district Maddie Killian - Ipswich, Mass. -- Rangeley district Alex Maxsimic - Holden, Maine -- Farmington district Garrett Moody - Topsham, Maine -- Eustis district Caleb Nicholas - Indian Township, Maine -- Passamaquoddy Territories (Passamaquoddy Warden Service) Arron Rideout - Lincoln, Maine -- Bangor district