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Trooper of the Year 

Detective Jason Andrews of Lincolnville has been named Trooper of the Year. Andrews joined the State Police in 2001 and patrolled in Waldo and Knox counties as a member of Troop D, until he was promoted to detective late last year and transferred to the central criminal division. Prior to joining the State Police, Andrews was an elementary school age teacher in Massachusetts. He is a native of Bristol, Rhode Island. Colonel Patrick Fleming said, “Detective Andrews is a quiet, hard working, dedicated member of the State Police and I am proud to name him the 44th recipient of this honor.” Andrews’s award was one of the highlights of Wednesday’s annual State Police awards ceremony. Andrews and his wife, Jessica, are the parents of a six year old son and a four year old daughter. In addition to Trooper of the Year, Andrews will also receive a State Police Meritorious Service Award for his role in responding last October to a gunman inside the Stockton Springs Elementary School. Several others will also be honored next week for their role in that incident. Trooper of the Year was established by State Police in 1964 to honor Trooper Charles Black, who was shot to death that year during a bank robbery in South Berwick.