Great work and cooperation between the Franklin County Sheriff's and the Maine State Police in getting this case solved. Keep up the exceptional work.
Ann, every crash with wildlife not only involves damage to vehicles and often personal injury, but consumes police officer time and insurance monies. That officer time could be spent preventing or investigating personal property, drug and domestic crimes. By reminding the general public to be cautious while driving, it is my hope to prevent a few crashes, therefor allowing for fewer insurance claims (which effects the rates we all pay) but also allowing for officers to do exactly what you mention, spend more time investigating and preventing crime from occurring. Our job is public safety, and when these crashes happen, we have no choice but to investigate them. If you or anyone has specific information regarding crime, please feel free to call my office at 778-2680. Lt. David Rackliffe
Ann, the article did not mention anything about the cost, which it should have. Although it may not look cheaper, it in fact is $75 per vehicle cheaper than the old design.
Kudos to Chief Wilcox and all the officers in Wilton. Keep up the great work you have been doing and keep the community informed. You are an extremely valuable asset to the town of Wilton. I believe most of the people of Wilton appreciate you, they all should.
Well, I'm sure that if you or a loved one were lost or injured and incapable of making your whereabouts known and you were found by a police officer or firefighter using those night vision goggles, you would not be so quick to judge that they are wasteful. We the people need to start directing our legislators in where our tax dollars go. The biggest problem is the lobbyists are paying our legislators to agree to spend our tax dollars on their particular project. Return the power to the people, not the elite.
Since the beginning of the war in Afghanistan, there have been more police officers killed in the line of duty here in the United States, than all the US soldiers killed in Afghanistan. It is often situations such as this where an officer dies. With the influx of drugs like bath salts, the police are at an even higher exposure for injury and death. Please support your police and report information that could be dangerous to them or to the community. Making our home, town, county, state and nation a safer place is everyone's responsibility. Be an active part by letting your police know what you see and hear.
People intent on harming or killing other people will do just that, regardless of the weapon chosen. "People with guns" also hunt, target practice and defend themselves and others from being killed. Let's make people more accountable for their illegal and/or unsafe actions and stop trying to punish those who are responsible gun owners.
I'm thankful that this potentially tragic situation was concluded peacefully. I would strongly discourage others from bringing guns to the door when they know police are outside. This could have ended very differently. I'm thankful that the officers are safe and that the others involved were not injured.
I agree that they should pay a greater amount, but not a greater percentage. The government needs to overhaul the tax system and institute a flat rate of taxation, then those who make the most pay a greater amount than those making less, but it would be a fair amount to all.
Thanks to Franklin Savings Bank and UMF for making this possible. I hope all dog owners will take the time to clean up what their pups leave behind.