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.
":Colonel Weeks set the highest standard for the state police,":
Baldacci said. ":He embodied the state police’s core values:
integrity, fairness, compassion and excellence.":
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.