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Bangor, ME — Last night, U.S. Senator Susan Collins delivered remarks at the Maine Sheriff’s Association Dinner at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. During the dinner, awards were presented to several individuals for their service to Mainers.
“I congratulate the dedicated individuals who will be recognized this evening for their exemplary service to the people of Maine,” said Senator Collins. “Last year, U.S. News and World Report named Maine as the safest state in the nation. This ranking was made possible by your effective, professional, and compassionate law enforcement and corrections services. Across Maine’s 16 counties, you uphold your motto, ‘One team, one mission.’”
“Law-enforcement officers are often described as the ‘thin blue line’ that protects life, liberty, and justice,” Senator Collins continued. “Thank you for serving on that line with integrity and bravery, and for inviting me to join you tonight.”
The Maine Sheriffs' Association (MSA) is a non-profit organization that coordinates law enforcement and corrections activities with other related agencies. It works to improve and professionalize the sheriffs' offices in Maine and to assure that all citizens receive the highest quality law enforcement and jail services in an efficient, courteous, and humane manner.
The MSA also works to inform and educate all citizens about county law enforcement and jail services in order to increase the public's understanding, support, and respect for the sheriffs' departments and their officers. Maine sheriffs work together with the community through programs such as D.A.R.E, TRIAD, and scholarship fundraisers.