Funeral service to celebrate Maine warden pilot

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Flags are flying at half-staff in honor of Maine Game Warden Daryl Gordon, who was killed last week in a plane crash on frozen Clear Lake in remote northern Maine.

Warden Killed

This August 2008 photo released by the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife shows Daryl Gordon, one of the agency's game wardens. Gordon, was killed in the crash of a small plane on Clear Lake in the remote northern part of the state Thursday night, March 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife)

A funeral service celebrating Gordon's life is being held Wednesday at the Augusta Civic Center. A graveside service is being held in Saint Albans.

The 60-year-old Gordon was a 25-year veteran of the Maine Warden Service and had conducted numerous search-and-rescue missions during his career. An investigation into Thursday night's crash is continuing.

Gov. Paul LePage has directed that U.S. and state of Maine flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in remembrance and honor of Gordon.

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Greg Rose's picture


Lepage couldn't attend the NAACP breakfast on MLK day because he was attending the funeral of a State Trooper. Admirable actually... but the way he handled the NAACP's invitation wasn't. (How would the NAACP have reacted if he had said: "I am sorry I cannot attend. I will be attending the funeral of a Maine State Trooper who has died after many years of service to our state. Please accept my aoplogies. I would be glad to meet with you at a later date.") Given that... Lepage cannot postpone his vacation a day or two to attend the funeral of a fallen Maine Game Warden?


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