September 26, 2023

Augusta man named Trooper of the Year

AUGUSTA – Three men have been recognized by the Maine State Police for their years of service.

William Harwood of Augusta, a state police detective, was been named Trooper of the Year. He is a 12-year veteran of the department and now works with the criminal division in Augusta. Harwood was a civilian chemist at the state police crime lab from 1989 to 1994 until he became a trooper in 1994. He was promoted to detective in 1997.

Retired state police Chief Allan Weeks of Wiscasset was named Legendary Trooper. He served 37 years in the department and was chief of police from 1976 to 1987.

Also named Legendary Trooper was the late Lt. Foster King, formerly of Rangeley, who served the state police from 1925 to 1948. King died in 1990 at the age of 86 and was the last surviving member of the first troopers hired in 1925 when the state police was organized.

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