Game Wardens Run To Honor Fallen Comrades
Around 40 law enforcement officers took part in a 14-mile run to honor the 15 game wardens who have died in the line of duty.The runners took off from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro just before 10:00 Wednesday morning.The 4th annual run honors the game wardens killed in the line of duty since 1880.Corporal John Macdonald of the Maine Warden Service says it’s important to remember the wardens who made the ultimate sacrifice. This years run is dedicated to the memory of Warden Service pilot Darryl Gordon who was killed in the line of duty earlier this year. “To be sure that they’re not forgotten and this is at least a yearly reminder of that,” Corporal Macdonald said before the start of the race. “This year in particular is special to us because we did lose a pilot this spring. On March 24th. That was Darryl Gordon.”Friends of Darryl Gordon also took part in the run. Participants ended the run at fallen officers memorial across from the state house in Augusta.