Former State Police Chief Dies 

Allan Weeks, who served in the state

police for 37 years and rose to its top post before his 1987

retirement, died Friday.

Weeks, who was 86, died at his home in Wiscasset, Gov. John

Baldacci said. Funeral arrangements are pending.

A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, Weeks joined the state

police in 1950 and served as colonel from 1976 to his retirement.

From 1976 to 1979, Weeks also served as commissioner of the

Department of Public Safety.

&quot:Colonel Weeks set the highest standard for the state police,&quot:

Baldacci said. &quot:He embodied the state police’s core values:

integrity, fairness, compassion and excellence.&quot:

State Police Col. Patrick Fleming said Weeks’ accomplishments

include creation of a tactical team, canine program, hostage

negotiator team, internal affairs unit and crime laboratory.