Funeral Monday for Retired State Police Lt. 

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday for a retired State Police Lieutenant who spent more than 3 decades on the job. Charlie Howe, better known as Chip, died Wednesday at his home in Vassalboro at the age of 59.Howe worked for the State Police for 31 years. Most of that time was with Criminal Justice Academy where he trained close to 2,000 officers until he retired in 2005.Howe was named Trooper of the Year in 1983. After he retired, he continued to work in the Computer Crimes Unit. Before Howe joined the state police, he was a ranger for the Maine Forest Service. Howe leaves behind a wife and four grown children. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday at the Academy in Vassalboro.