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.