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July 23, 2014

Maine has a MOVE OVER LAW - Do your part to keep Maine's first responders safe. When you see emergency lights: SLOW DOWN and MOVE OVER when safe to do so.


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Remembring A Great Friend
MAP mourns the loss of our good friend and mentor, Bill Troubh
Remembering The Fallen
Our members in Freeport remember the fallen at ceremonies with the Freeport Flag Ladies on September 11th
MAP/Maine Law Enforcement Honored
The Maine Military Museum has dedicated its learning center and function room to Maine's Finest
Maine Law Enforcment Officers Memorial
Augusta, Maine
MAP in Washington
MAP inducts Senator Susan Collins as an Honorary MAP Member for her unwavering support of first reponders
MAP In Augusta
Governor Baldacci signs LD 1021 into law providing security for retired first responders in Maine
MAP in the Community
MAP members from Auburn and Lewiston PD keeping thier communities safe at a prescription drug collection event.
MAP Honoring the Sacrifices of our Veterans
MAP Members at Arlington National Cemetery supporting Wreaths Across America
MAP Honoring the Fallen
Auburn members at the re-dedication of their fallen officer memorial
MAP In the Community
MAP Members from York Representing Maine at Fenway Park
MAP Supporting Those Who Serve
MAP Executive Director Paul Gaspar presents the Maine Troop Greeters with Laptops to help troops communicate with loved ones
MAP remembers
MAP members honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice during National Police Week

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Compete in This Year's Great Northeast Tough Mudder Competition and Support Victims of Human Trafficking

Keeping Kids Safe Inc. is teaming up with State Representative Amy Volk,-District 127, Scarborough and State Sentate Candidate District 38, Gorham, Scarborough and Buxton (http://www.amyformaine.com) to raise money for Keeping Kids Safe Inc. and help victims of sex trafficking in Southern Maine.
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Download: KKS&TM.pdf

Maine Police Emerald Society Sunset Cruise Event

A great invitation and opportunity to do some fraternal socializing with our brothers and sisters from the Maine Police Emerald Society. See below for details. For More info go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/310437805790486/?ref=3&ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular Come join the Maine Police Emerald Society for an evening of fun, socializing, and a scenic cruise around Casco Bay.
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Gardiner Special Olympics Golf Tournament

Dear fellow Public Safety personnel:      We are happy to announce the return of our annual golf tournament to benefit the Special Olympics of Maine. The details are outlined in the attached brochure. As in the past, we are looking forward to your department members joining us.
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Download: 2014 Brochure.doc

Arkell Family Donation Fund

The official site  www.stevearkell.com  has been created in partnership with Chief Tara Laurent to accept online or credit card donations directly into the Mrs. Stephen Arkell TD Bank Trust Fund set up for her through the Police Association.  It is the ONLY official fundraising website. For checks, here is the Name and Address of Official Fund: Mrs.
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The US Supreme Court renders ruling that changes the landscape of "Donning and Doffing"

U.S. Steel wins Supreme Court labor fight Mon, Jan 27 2014 By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court handed a victory to employers on Monday by ruling that a group of unionized steel workers does not have to be paid for the time they spend "donning and doffing" safety gear before and after their shifts.
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MAP Announces the Passing of A Good Friend and Mentor William "Bill" Troubh

It is with deep sadness that the Maine Association of Police announces the death of Bill Troubh on November 8th, 2013. There is no one person that MAP owes its existence to more than Bill, who brought a small group of police officers together in 1975 to create a better voice for Maine Law Enforcement.
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Important Announcement from MPERS-UPDATED 03/12/2013

The following overview summarizes the changes that are being recommended by the Participating Local District Advisory Committee (PLD Committee). Changes in rates were submitted to the MainePERS Board of Trustees for approval and implementation. The remaining changes require legislative approval and were submitted to the Legislature in January, 2013 to meet the cloture requirement.
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Download: PLD Proposed Legislation Notice.pdf , Proposed PLD legislation - PowerPoint Presentation.pptx




Special Announcement

July 15, 2014

State of Maine Flags to be Lowered in Bangor to Honor Former Police Chief Don Winslow

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 
(207) 287-2531

Governor Paul R. LePage today ordered the State of Maine flag lowered to half-staff in the City of Bangor on Thursday, July 17 in honor of former police chief Don Winslow, 57, who died on July 10. U.S. flags must remain at full staff.

“The First Lady and I send our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Winslow,” said Governor LePage. “His career in public safety, first as a firefighter, then as a police officer, exemplified the love he had for his community and his dedication to serving it.”

After serving three years with the Old Town Fire Department, Mr. Winslow turned his career toward law enforcement. He spent nearly 28 years with the Bangor Police Department, working his way up to become chief in 1998. He retired in February 2007.

Mr. Winslow served as Bangor’s first community relations officer, interacting with the public and teaching children that police not only enforce the law, but to help and serve. He taught Drug Awareness Resistance Education to students and helped organize Neighborhood Watch programs. He also recorded “Police Files,” safety tips broadcast on WABI-TV 5.

State of Maine flags should be flown at half-staff in Bangor only on the day of the funeral, Thursday, July 17.

It is with deep regret and sadness that MAP announces the passing of Retired Chief Donald Winslow of the Bangor Police Department.

MAP has always been proud to count the men and women of the Bangor Police Department among our members and extended family. On behalf of our executive board and all our members, we send our sympathy to them, Chief Mark Hathaway and Don’s family and share in your loss as family.

Don Winslow was an incredible chief and ambassador in our work and could always be counted on for his fairness, concern and humor. You would have to go far and wide to find his equal; and we would bet that it would be tough to accomplish. rest in peace Chief.

We encourage all our member units to take a moment and make an expression of sympathy and support to our brothers and sisters in Bangor and wish them peace during this difficult time. You can send any emails or cards in Care of MAP At Large Vice President Larry Morrill at;

larry.morrill@bangormaine.gov

Bangor Police Department

240 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401

“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Chief Donald Winslow” said Chief Mark Hathaway.

Don served as the 27th Police Chief for the Bangor Police Department from 1998 to 2007.

“Chief Winslow began his public safety career as a firefighter in Old Town in 1976.  He joined the Bangor Police Department in 1979 where he served in nearly every position in the department to include patrol officer, undercover drug agent, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and deputy chief before his confirmation as Police Chief” said Chief Mark Hathaway.   “Don was a highly regarded Community Relations Officer” and one of the police department’s first DARE officers, Hathaway said.

Chief Winslow passed away quietly at his home earlier this morning with his family at his side. 

“Don lived his life, managed his police department and fought his battle with cancer in much the same way – with courage, compassion and always with a great sense of humor.  “He will always be our Chief” said Hathaway.

Preliminary information regarding Chief Don Winslow's funeral services;

Visiting hours for our beloved Chief Donald Winslow will be on Wednesday, July 16th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gracie Theater on the grounds of Husson University. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 17th at 2 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church located at 207 York Street. A procession will follow to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at 449 Ohio Street. Reception at Jeff's Catering in Brewer will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Enjoy a great summer afternoon in Old Orchard Beach and help the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine. Show your support of our wounded veterans and the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team.

For more information on the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine, go to:

http://www.warriorlegacyfoundation.org/

ALSO:

Check out the NBC "Making a Difference Spot on the Softball team giving their time to mentor amuptee children. A great story;

http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/making-a-difference/home-run-kid-amputees-play-ball-wounded-warriors-n138481


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