The annual observance at the Maine Law Enforcement Officers Memorial will take place on Monday, May 9, at 10 a.m. The granite memorial, located on State Street near the Maine State Capitol in Augusta, is dedicated to Maine law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Gross is the latest name to be added to the memorial, making for a total of 88 law enforcement officers. Deputy Luke Gross was investigating a crash when he was struck and killed by a vehicle in Trenton on Thursday, September 23, 2021.
The Maine Law Enforcement Memorial was dedicated on May 25, 1991, by the Maine Chiefs of Police Association. The Executive Director and former Falmouth Police Chief Ed Tolan said, “This observance is an opportunity for law enforcement officers to honor Deputy Gross and all of the fallen officers before him who gave their lives in service to our state.”
Maine State Police Detective Ben Campbell’s name was added to the memorial in 2020.
In attendance this year to honor and remember the service and sacrifice of these officers will be police officers from across the state, families of the fallen, dignitaries, and Governor Janet Mills who will deliver the keynote address.