Police Graduation 

Forty-four new police officers are shining their badges following their graduation from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. The new officers, who graduated Friday, completed 18 weeks of study at the academy in Vassalboro. They’ll now go to work at local police departments, sheriff’s departments, the Maine Warden Service and Baxter State Park. Many of the new officers will be on patrol for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. (AP)The new officers are: Jesse T. Brann, Augusta Police.Donald A. Cousins, Auburn Police. Meghan J. Fenton, Auburn Police. Nicholas J. Gagnon, Auburn Police.Isaac W. Needell, Baxter State Park. Michael D. Winslow, Baxter State Park. Timothy B. Brown, Bangor Police. Kimberly A. Donnell, Bangor Police. Ryan R. Jones, Bangor Police. Joshua R. Kuhn, Bangor Police. Kevin J. Murphy, Bangor Police. Dustin Y. Tierney, Bar Harbor Police. Matthew H. Fulmer, Berwick Police. Edward B. Dexter Jr., Biddeford Police. Corey M. Dussault, Biddeford Police. Randall R. Medeiros, Biddeford Police. Patrick R. Scott, Brunswick Police. Matthew W. Swan, Brunswick Police. Steven M. Bishop, Bucksport Police. Jason M. Joiner, Buxton Police. Vaughn W. Staples, Buxton Police. Dana D. Gatcomb Jr., Dexter Police. David M. Hodgson, Dixfield Police.    Nathan P. McNally, Gardiner Police. Stephen K. Hinkley, Gorham Police.Ashley M. Wade, Lewiston Police. Charles W. Weaver, Lewiston Police. Mark L. Hutcheson, Maine Warden Service. John F. Bene, Corinth, a tuition student from Husson University Daniel P. Carrier Jr., Mexico Police. Stephen M. Morrell, Newport Police. Christine F. McAvoy, Old Town Police. Tyler F. Ham, Penobscot Nation Police. Jamie A. Beals, Portland Police. Heather M. Brown, Portland Police.  Paul J. Bertozzi, Portland Police. Ian T. Theriault, Rumford Police. Ryan P. Hatch, Saco Police. Sean P. Dow, Searsport Police. Ronnie L. Blodgett Jr., Skowhegan Police.Kevin E. Littlefield, Waldo County Sheriff’s Office. Brian D. Olson, Westbrook Police. Jeffrey E. Parks, Westbrook Police. Dane M. Wing, Winthrop Police.