State Flags to Be Lowered in Honor of Former Bangor Police Chief 


The Governor is ordering state flags to fly at half-staff in Bangor Thursday, in honor of  former Bangor Police Chief Don Winslow.

Winslow died last week at the age of 57 after a battle with cancer.

“The First Lady and I send our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Winslow,” said Governor LePage. “His career in public safety, first as a firefighter, then as a police officer, exemplified the love he had for his community and his dedication to serving it.”

Winslow retired in 2007, after almost 28 years at the Bangor Police Department.

He started in public service as a fire fighter in Old Town in 1976.

While Winslow was on the police force, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.

Then, four years ago, both he and his wife, Dora, found out they had cancer.

Winslow hoped to return to law-enforcement with a run for the Penobscot County Sheriff’s job last year. Shortly after his decision to enter the race, he found out the cancer had returned.

Visiting hours will be Wednesday, the 16th, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Gracie Theater at Husson University.

The funeral is Thursday, the 17th, at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor.

A procession will follow to Mount Pleasant Cemetery on Ohio Street, with a reception after that at Jeff’s Catering in Brewer, starting at 5 p.m.

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