84 of Maine’s police officers have died in the line of duty. The Augusta Police Department has two officer names on the memorial, so if you’re looking for someone to focus on as you stop here to pay your respects, then perhaps these are a good start.
On November 11, 1884 Police Officer Rufus Lishness, 45, was shot and killed in the line of duty. On May 17, 1930, Officer Selden Jones, 25, the Department motor officer was killed in a crash involving his motorcycle.
The memorial is one of a few here next to the State Capitol. With the plaque and a half-circle with entirely too many names listed and entirely too much white space for future names, it is a worthwhile stop if you are at the Capitol.
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