BRYANT POND — Maine State Grange recently held its 2nd Annual Community Service Awards meeting. This year, James Miclon of Bryant Pond, director of Oxford County RCC, was awarded Officer of the Year after being nominated by Franklin Grange 124.

Miclon has served Oxford County since 1977. He began his career as a dispatcher in the old court house and continued there as well as road patrol until 1980. From 1980 to April 2006 he worked hundreds of criminal investigations from theft to homicides. In 1986 he became of the first full-time plain clothes detectives in Oxford County and remained a detective and the chief criminal investigator until his promotion in April of 2006 to director of communications at the Regional Communications Center/Public Safety Answering Point 911 Center, overseeing emergency dispatching for more than 50 agencies throughout Oxford County.

Miclon has travelled all over the U.S., locating prisoners and working criminal cases originating in Oxford County. Through the years, he has been assigned to different tasks forces and holds the record in Oxford County for clearing the most burglaries and recovery of property.

He has also been part of the Big Sister/Big Brother program, a volunteer member of a local credit union, a 30 years-plus member of the Masonic Temple, a Past Master and Rec Committee chair.

During the Maine State Grange’s 142nd state session held Oct. 22-24 in Skowhegan, state grange community service/FH&H director Christine Corliss had the privilege to give Miclon the award for Officer of the Year 2015. He was presented with a desk plate and $100 check, which he donated to the Alzheimer’s Association of Maine.

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