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Member Announcement

To Our Extended LEO Families

The men and women of the Maine Association of Police stand with our brethren at Fryeburg Police Department in the tragic loss of Officer Nathan Desjardins. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as well as Nathan’s family who has now become part of our extended law enforcement family.

Furthering a life already spent in service to others, Nathan answered the call to serve again in the endeavor of law enforcement. In a time when the law enforcement profession is in its most challenging and difficult time, Nathan raised his hand to be counted for something that matters and willingly accepted this challenge. On this commitment, the nature and length of his service is irrelevant. The mere fact that he was prepared to act when others flee secures his integrity and honor as a brother to us all.

Carved in the granite of the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial in Washington DC , is inscribed the words of Vivian Eney-Cross, a spouse and survivor of an officer lost in the line of duty:

"It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived."

There can be no better statement than this to describe the limitless compassion and concern that Nathan Desjardins carried for his family, community and state. Although his time with us was brief, he exemplified the best of all of us in this profession. To Nathan’s family, we thank you for sharing Nathan with us and we wish for you peace in the good memories and thoughts of friends and family. For Nathan, we wish and hope for him Godspeed and safe travels. Thank you for your service and example to us all.

Stay Safe and Watch Out For Each Other

Fryeburg Maine – Line of Duty Death of Officer Nathan M. Desjardins

On June 6th, 2017, Officer Nathan M. Desjardins, age 20, of the Fryeburg, Maine Police Department lost his life in the line of duty while serving the citizens of Maine. Officer Desjardins and another officer crashed while responding, in a department watercraft, to an overturned canoe on the Saco River. Officer Desjardins sustained injuries in the crash that later tragically claimed his life. The female they were responding to try and assist drowned in the incident while two others in the canoe made their way to shore.

The Fryeburg Maine Police Department is releasing the final arrangements for Officer Desjardins as a Law Enforcement Tribute:

The tribute will be held on Friday June 16th at 1000 hours at the Augusta Civic Center located at 76 Community Drive, Augusta Maine, 04330 (207-626-2405). At the request of Officer Desjardin’s family there will be no other public services. There will also be no motorcade.

Agencies sending a representative or contingency of sworn members are asked to send an email to Sgt. Jason R. Madore, Maine State Police at jason.r.madore@maine.gov with the following information:

  1. Name of agency;

  2. Total number from your agency;

  3. Officer in charge and their email and phone number.

Color Guard Teams wishing to present their agencies colors are asked to email Sgt. Mark A. Holmquist, Maine State Police at mark.a.holmquist@maine.gov

Officers are asked to muster at 0800 hours at the Augusta Civic Center. Parking for this event will be in the Main Parking area and the University of Maine Parking Lot on the East side of the building.

The Fryeburg Police Department wishes to thank the Maine Warden Service and the Maine State Police for their assistance in the planning and execution of Officer Desjardin’s Law Enforcement Tribute. See below for additional information:

Venue Location

Augusta Civic Center

76 Community Drive

Augusta, Maine 04330

207-626-2405

Vehicle parking available on site

In-State Point of Contact: Sgt. Jason R. Madore-Maine State Police. Jason.r.madore@maine.gov

Hotels in Augusta Maine

Best Western Plus

10 Community Drive, Augusta Maine 04330

207-622-4751

Room Rate: $91.00

Confirmation Code: Officer Desjardins Funeral Service

(On site of the venue)

Comfort Inn

281 Civic Center Drive, Augusta Maine 04330

207-623-1000

Room Rate: $91.00

Confirmation Code: Officer Desjardins Funeral Service

(1/2 mile from the venue)

Fairfield Inn-Marriot

14 Anthony Ave, Augusta Maine 04330

207-623-2200

Room Rate: $91.00

Confirmation Code: Officer Desjardins Funeral Service

(1/2 from the venue)

Quality Inn & Suites Evergreen Hotel

65 Whitten Road, Augusta Maine 04330

207-622-3776

Room Rate: $71.40 to $95.00

Confirmation Code: Officer Desjardins Funeral Service

(3 miles from the venue)

Senator Inn-Best Western

284 Western Ave, Augusta Maine 04330

207-622-5804

Room Rate: $89.00

Confirmation Code: Officer Desjardins Funeral Service

(3 miles from the venue)

Homewood Suites-Hilton

377 Western Ave, Augusta Maine 04330

207-480-2050

Room Rate: $91.00

Confirmation Code: Officer Desjardins Funeral Service

(3 miles from the venue)

Hampton Inn

388 Western Ave, Augusta Maine 04330

207-622-4077

Room Rate: $91.00

Confirmation Code: Officer Desjardins Funeral Service

(3 miles from the venue)

AIRPORTS

Portland International Jetport (PWM)

1001 Westbrook Street

Portland Maine 04102

(207) 874-8877

(1 hr. 5 mins from the Augusta Civic Center)

Bangor International Airport

287 Godfrey Blvd, Bangor, ME 04401

(207) 992-4600

(1.25 hours from the Augusta Civic Center)

Augusta State Airport (small airport for small commercial planes)

75 Airport Rd, Augusta, ME 04330

(207) 626-2306

(5 miles from the Augusta Civic Center)

LOCAL AIRPORT CAR RENTALS

Enterprise

Avis

Budget

LOCAL RESTUARANTS

Western Avenue area: Civic Center Drive area:

Applebees Olive Garden

Margaritas Mexican Restaurant Long Horn Steak House

Texas Road House Ruby Tuesdays

Subway Red Robin

Dunkin Donuts 99 Restaurant & Pub

Kumi Habachi

Dunkin Donuts

Special Announcement

In October, MAP was proud to celebrate its 40th anniversary of being Maine's Voice of Law Enforcement. What started in 1975 as a small committed group of officers wanting a better voice in their working conditions as well as a fraternal concern for other officers, has become the state's largest police association, representing over 975 police officers and dispatchers from Houlton to Eliot. In those 40 years, MAP has held to its traditions of being a “By cop, for cop” organization and representing our member units on a one on one, exclusive basis. There are few other organizations anywhere that provides the level of service and contact that MAP has been proud to maintain for the last 40 years.

Thank you to our founders and members past and present who have made MAP the organization it is today. Stay safe!


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