FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Maine Officer Denied Ballot After Declining to Surrender Weapon

November 02, 2010  | 

Bangor, Maine, officials are now dealing with the fallout from an election official's decision to deny a local officer a ballot when he declined to hand over his service weapon, reports the Bangor Daily News.

During a press conference, Bangor Chief Ron Gastia said officers aren't required to surrender their firearms to vote. And the election warden who turned the officer away has been dismissed.

Read the full story at BangorDailyNews.com.

Tags: Bangor (Maine) PD, Elections


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

MikeAT @ 11/2/2010 11:18 PM

Good news is the idiot who stopped the officer from voting got fired!

http://acopswatch.blogspot.com/2010/11/cop-has-to-surrender-his-weapons-to.html

Good to know there is some accountability in the government.

Starrman69 @ 11/3/2010 7:21 AM

Outrageous! I still have the article from my hometown paper with a photo of me, in uniform, casting a ballot in the early morning as I worked in another city and did not want to take a chance of being held over on OT and not being able to vote. There was absolutely no challenge from the election officials.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Obama's Policing Task Force Calls for Independent Investigations of Officer-Involved Shootings
The report also suggests that local agencies adopt more of a community policing approach,...
Bills to Strengthen Immigration Enforcement Introduced in House
Four bills that would strengthen interior enforcement of immigration laws; remove the...
Homeland Security Funding Approved by House
Congress ended the crisis over funding for the Department of Homeland Security after...
Family Expected to Sue FBI Over Shooting Death of Tsarnaev Associate
The Council on American Islamic Relations Florida filed the notice of the Todashev...
$4.8 Million in Gold Taken from Truck in North Carolina Robbery
A reported $4.8 million gold heist Sunday night brought the sheriff’s investigators to a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine