Police Use of Deadly Force in Maine 1990-2012

This database, drawn from records at the Attorney General's Office, includes all incidents in which a person was shot at, injured or killed by Maine police agencies, or in which a person committed suicide in the course of an armed confrontation with Maine police, dating back to 1990. All such incidents must by investigated by the Attorney General, under Maine law. However, reports on many of the older investigations listed here are stored in the state archives, and are not readily available.

SOURCE: Maine Attorney General

Incident DateLocationPerson shotInjury/DeathOfficersDepartmentReports
6/9/90PortlandFriend, ButchKilledMorinPortland PDReport not available
12/3/90VassalboroPassini, FrankKilledStaplesState PoliceReport not available
8/13/91LewistonRoy, MichaelInjuredWhalenLewiston PDReport not available
4/5/92E. MillinocketRoy, DanielInjured, Killed: SuicideBrannenE. Millinocket PDReport not available
5/15/92JackmanHagerty, KatherineKilledWright; Guay; HinesState Police (Wright), Somerset SOReport not available
5/20/92PolandKerrigan, TerryInjuredMorrissetteAuburn PDReport not available
6/8/92Mt. VernonDulac, RossInjuredPoirierState Police TTReport not available
9/23/92TopshamRogers, RichardKilledCram; ReedState Police; Sagadahoc SOReport not available
12/27/92TempleChrystie, ThomasKilledDaigleFranklin SOReport not available
1/1/93AugustaOrsini, MichaelKilledCoitnorAugusta PDReport not available
4/5/93SanfordHimes, CarlInjuredSheaMDEA State PoliceReport not available
12/21/93BerwickWood, PatrickKilledFrank; MaddenState Police TT (both officers)Report not available
1/2/94BangorBartlett; AllanKilledMillardBangor PDReport not available
4/24/94South PortlandJordan, GeorgeInjuredBarlow; SargentSouth Portland PD (both officers)Report not available
11/27/94WellingtonJonas, MichaelKilledPoirierState Police TTReport not available
3/11/96BathCurtis, EdwinInjuredBruceBath PDReport not available
9/24/96GorhamSeiders, AlUninjuredHenckelGorham PDReport not available
1/11/97MexicoGonzales, StevenKilledDaley; WainwrightRumford PD; Oxford SOReport not available
7/2/97BridgewaterKinzel, AaronUninjuredMcPherson; Harris State Police (both officers)Report not available
8/3/97BangorBaker, GregoryKilledBishopBangor PDReport not available
11/6/97BrunswickWeymouth, RichardKilledO’LearyBrunswick PDReport not available
7/11/98WindhamSands, ThomasUninjuredBoudreauWindham PDReport not available
7/25/98PorterSearles, KevinKilledReaserState PoliceReport not available
12/28/98MonmouthSidor, JerzyKilledArmstrongState PoliceReport not available
3/28/99PortlandAl-Shewaily, T.InjuredDavisPortland PDReport not available
6/13/99OrlandBurdick, RichardInjuredWillis; MitchellHancock SO (both officers)Report not available
7/14/99NaplesGrover, LindleyUninjuredCummingsState PoliceReport not available
9/16/99BrownvillePrice, ClintonKilledMadden; Pomelow; LangState Police TT (all officers)Report not available
9/17/99PortlandCaulfield, KevinKilledMcGaryPortland PDReport not available
12/7/99BrunswickSantana, OrlandoKilledStoothoffDEA - FederalReport not available
1/21/00SumnerBennett; DanielKilledWainwright; BakerOxford SO (both officers)Report not available
1/24/00BangorDunton, SidneyInjuredFlaggPenobscot SOReport not available
2/16/00GlenburnLeonard, ThomasUninjuredLangState Police TTReport not available
5/6/00AugustaWare, StephenKilledMassey; TaylorAugusta PD (both officers)Report not available
8/2/00BinghamStewart, LinwoodUninjured, Uninjured, KilledDeputy Sheriffs; Thrasher; GoldingPiscataquis County; Warden Service; State Police TTReport not available
9/8/00EllsworthNoble, ScottInjuredPetersonState PoliceReport not available
3/16/01ScarboroughLevier, JamesKilledSperrey; Moore; Chard; RamsdellState Police TT; Scarborough PD (Moore, Chard, Ramsdell)Report not available
4/9/01LincolnUnidentifiedUninjuredUnidentifiedDEA - FederalReport not available
4/28/01BangorLever, TimothyInjuredBuckleyBangor PDReport not available
7/31/01YorkCote, RichardUninjuredThistlewoodYork County SOReport not available
2/12/02PortlandDawson, JohnKilledHutcheson; LetartePortland PD (both officers)Report not available
2/25/02SomervilleBuchanan. MichaelKilledHatchLincoln SOReport not available
12/23/02EllsworthWilliams, RodneyInjuredPetersonState PoliceRead the Attorney General's report.
12/25/02JeffersonMontagna, MichaelUninjuredPeaseLincoln SORead the Attorney General's report.
3/7/03ActonPelletier, DaleKilledDumond; ThistlewoodYork SO (both officers)Read the Attorney General's report.
5/6/03PolandPullen, ChristopherKilledUrquhartState Police TTRead the Attorney General's report.
9/11/03GrayHanson, StevenInjuredAmbroseCumberland SORead the Attorney General's report.
12/17/03LewistonBerube, VincentInjuredConley; Syphers; VierlingLewiston PD (all officers)Report not available
1/21/04LimerickHarrington, ThomasUninjured, InjuredHicks; DowYork SO; State PoliceReport not available
4/22/04WestbrookMoulton, ThomasInjuredMcCaffrey; Roche, HanlonWestbrook PD (all officers)Report not available
5/21/04New GloucesterBean, RobertInjuredEdesState PoliceRead the Attorney General's report.
6/9/04FryeburgMichaud, TaylorUninjuredHaineyState PoliceReport not available
11/17/05BrunswickNiederman, KimKilledHansen; CarltonBrunswick PD; Sagadahoc SORead the Attorney General's report.
12/13/05PortlandBrown, JessicaUninjuredSauschuck, MichaelPortland PDReport not available
12/27/05PortlandGiroux, DonaldUninjuredSauschuck, MaryPortland PDReport not available
1/17/06JeffersonKelly, MichaelUninjuredHatchLincoln SOReport not available
5/26/06SanfordDaniels, JillianInjuredFoisy; BucklinSanford PD (both officers)Read the Attorney General's report.
6/6/06JayBurhoe, RichardInjuredKeatenState PoliceReport not available
8/26/06PortlandDuncan, RichardKilledMartinPortland PDRead the Attorney General's report.
10/11/06South PortlandDubois, TerrellInjuredConnors; DohertySouth Portland PD; Portland PDRead the Attorney General's report.
11/3/06WestbrookFenwick, ToddUninjuredRobinsonWestbrook PDReport not available
11/29/06South PortlandGray, DonaldKilledCogswell; SargentSouth Portland PD (both officers)Read the Attorney General's report.
3/30/07AuburnPeters, JohnKilledHare; CropperState Police TT (both officers)Read the Attorney General's report.
9/22/07RumfordWhite, ScottKilledBlackState Police TTRead the Attorney General's report.
9/23/07WaldoboroJackson, GregoriKilledCurtisWaldoboro PDRead the Attorney General's report.
10/27/07GorhamLuong, AndrewUninjured, Killed: SuicideHannonGorham PDRead the Attorney General's report.
11/3/07LimingtonRonfeldt, PeterInjuredFeeneyCumberland SORead the Attorney General's report.
12/21/07GardinerWentzell, JasonKilledGioia; RogersGardiner PD; State PoliceRead the Attorney General's report.
2/16/08HarmonyMcDowell, DanielKilledBrunette; Putnam; RossState Police (Brunette); Somerset SO (Ross; Putnam)Report not available
5/3/08PortlandKittrell, AlbertKilledGoodmanPortland PDRead the Attorney General's report.
5/12/08Indian TownshipKelley, DouglasKilledNicholas; FrancisIndian Township PD; Passamaquoddy Warden ServiceRead the Attorney General's report.
6/28/08MexicoLaPointe, LawrenceUninjuredWingState PoliceReport not available
8/4/08AlbionSullivan, JohnathanKilledRecordState PoliceRead the Attorney General's report.
8/25/08South PortlandNorton, MichaelKilledSutton; MacissoSouth Portland PD; TTRead the Attorney General's report.
9/15/08AuburnFord, BartoloInjuredBouchardAuburn PDRead the Attorney General's report.
10/22/08SebagoTenczar, DouglasInjuredHall; WelchCumberland County SO (both officers)Read the Attorney General's report.
11/24/08ParsonsfieldSanborn, JesseUninjuredWorcesterState PoliceRead the Attorney General's report.
3/24/09BiddefordStewart, BarbaraKilledGreenBiddeford PDRead the Attorney General's report.
4/25/09PortlandOkot, DavidKilledRoper; WisemanPortland PD (both officers)Read the Attorney General's report.
12/1/09LewistonCookson, KristyInjuredVega; CaouetteLewiston PD (both officers)Read the Attorney General's report.
12/17/09SearsportSylvester, MatthewInjuredSmith, CoreyState PoliceRead the Attorney General's report.
4/23/10Cyr PlantationBegin, NeilKilledFlynn, Robert; Kipler,State Police; Border PatrolRead the Attorney General's report
and
Incident Review Team report, Maine State Police
6/15/10Old Orchard BeachMayne, ThomasKilled3 ATF agentsATFRead the Attorney General's report.
7/8/10AugustaPopkowski, JamesKilledPark, Thomas; Dunham, RonaldTogus Police; Warden ServiceRead the Attorney General's report
and
Incident Review Team report, Maine Warden Service
10/4/10SkowheganLybrook, KempInjuredSperrey, MarkState Police TTRead the Attorney General's report.
10/18/10ClintonRood, JessicaUninjuredBelanger, JeffreyClinton PDRead the Attorney General's report.
1/15/11LymanLandry, AndrewKilledKassa, KyleYork County SORead the Attorney General's report
and
Administrative Review
3/27/11KennebunkPaulson, KatherineKilledMorneau, JoshuaKennebunk PDRead the Attorney General's report
and
Administrative Review, Kennebunk PD
4/10/11PortlandMitchell, JonathanInjuredMiller, RobertPortland PDRead the Attorney General's report.
6/8/11BelfastThompson, BenInjuredFitzpatrick, DanBelfast PDRead the Attorney General's report.
9/24/11FarmingdaleFritze, PaulKilledBlack, TimothyState Police TTRead the Attorney General's report
and
Critical Incident Review, ME State Police
11/8/11LewistonCorey, KyleInjuredMeserve, Nicholas; Lovering, TravisLewiston PD; Androscoggin SORead the Attorney General's report.
11/10/11RumfordRichard, EricKilledJudd, JeremyWarden ServiceRead the Attorney General's report.
11/19/11FarmingtonCrowley-Smilek, JustinKilledRosie, RyanFarmington PDRead the Attorney General's report
and
Incident Review Team report
11/29/11Dover-FoxcroftCurtis, MichaelKilledBrown, JonState PoliceRead the Attorney General's report.
1/17/12PortlandL’Italien, ArienInjuredGill, John; Tenuta, MichaelScarborough PD; Marshal’s ServiceRead the Attorney General's report.
6/23/12JackmanRobinson, CharlesKilledTierney, J.; Demanski, C.U.S. Border PatrolRead the Attorney General's report.
7/1/12HermonMcKay, MichaelInjured, Killed: SuicideRoy, GregoryState Police TTReport completed
8/14/12EdinburgDome, WarrenInjuredHashey, ChrisState PoliceReport not completed
9/15/12ScarboroughCole, MatthewUninjuredWells, Kyle State PoliceReport not completed
10/23/12LamoineTilden, LeonKilledKeaten, RandallState Police TTReport not completed