Governor Directs Flags to Half Staff Immediately in Memory of Deputy Sheriff Cole
For Immediate Release: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Contact: Julie Rabinowitz, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531
AUGUSTA – As a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of Somerset County Deputy Sheriff Corporal Eugene Cole who was killed in the line of duty earlier today, Governor Paul R. LePage has directed that all United States flags and State of Maine flags shall be flown at half-staff immediately for at least three days, as well as on the day of Corporal Cole’s interment.
“Our deepest condolences go out to the family of fallen Deputy Sheriff Corporal Eugene Cole,” said Governor LePage. “He served his community with honor, and his sacrifice will not be forgotten. Our thoughts are also with all of Maine’s law enforcement community as they mourn the loss of their colleague, and we pray for their continued safety.”
REMINDER: DEADLINE FOR DEPOSITS IS FRIDAY MAY 4TH
2018 MAP National Law Enforcement Memorial Trip Announcement
PLEASE POST AND ALERT YOUR MEMBERS
April 5th, 2018
This year, the annual MAP sponsored trip to Washington DC for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial will be May 12th through the 15th, 2018. MAP is again helping to defray the cost of the hotel accommodations for our members as approved by the board at its March 28th meeting.
Any MAP Member who is interested in attending this year’s memorial events MUST provide a $100.00 deposit no later than May 4th, 2018 to MAP Executive Director Paul Gaspar at the MAP Office. MAP has reserved hotel rooms for up to 16 people and member availability is on a first come, first served basis. The MAP subsidy covers a portion of the cost of the hotel and any costs above the subsidy for the hotel rooms will be spread out among the members attending. In the event that we have a large number of members interested in the trip, additional rooms may be purchased – if available. This will possibly result in a higher per member cost above the original per member reservation fee of $100.00 as hotel rooms generally run $300.00 - $400.00 per night. Depending on how many people go there may be an additional per member cost to cover the remaining balance of the hotel rooms not covered by the MAP subsidy.
The subsidy does not cover airfare, meals or local transportation and it is suggested that members use online services such as Expedia to find flights. It is suggested to book far in advance to ensure your own travel.
We are expecting a higher than normal interest in this year’s trip, so please plan your interest accordingly. After May 4th, if there are still spaces available, those vacancies will be opened to MAP retiree members first, and then to any interested individual outside of MAP. PLEASE ONLY TAKE A SPACE IF YOU ARE COMMITTED TO GOING. IF YOUR RESERVATION FEE IS NOT RECEIVED BY THE MAY 4th DEADLINE, YOU WILL FORFEIT YOUR SPACE; NO EXCEPTIONS.
Bear in mind, the purpose of MAP sponsoring this trip is to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending the Thin Blue Line. All participants utilizing MAP’s subsidy will be expected to attend the Candlelight Vigil/Group Photo held during our stay in DC during memorial week. There are many opportunities to socialize, but don't forget the reason for this trip. Those who do not attend the candlelight vigil will be asked to reimburse MAP for their stay.
If you would like to know more about National Police Memorial Week, you can visit the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund website at:
Only those members that we have received deposits from by May 4th will be secured a space.
Deposits can be sent to (Include your name, MAP Department and Email-Checks should be made payable to: Maine Association of Police);
Maine Association of Police
ATTN: LEOMF 2017
PO Box 2263
South Portland, ME 04116
For more information, contact Paul Gaspar at @ 767-2558, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On behalf of all MAP's members and retirees, we are praying for Larry and Kim's family during this tragic time. As part of our family, you will never walk alone. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to be made to the American Lung Association at;
Stay strong and eternal peace for Kimmerly and you all. Stay Safe.