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Searsport mourns death of former police chief

By Fran Gonzalez | Nov 22, 2019
Photo by: Fran Gonzalez Police Chief Richard LaHaye stands watch over the ballot box at the Searsport Town Meeting March 9. LaHaye died Nov. 21 while in Arizona receiving treatment for an illness.

Belfast — A noon dispatch from the Waldo County Regional Communications Center announced that former Searsport Police Chief Richard LaHaye has died.

Dispatch Supervisor Mike Larrivee confirmed Nov. 22 that LaHaye's family had alerted the office that the former chief had died the night before.

According to Searsport EMS Chief Adrian Stone and Larrivee, LaHaye was receiving treatment in Arizona, had multiple surgeries and developed pneumonia.

In a letter to Searsport selectmen July 19, Chief LaHaye announced his intention to retire after 11 years of service to Searsport. He cited health reasons for his departure.

At a reception Aug. 2, a steady stream of residents, friends and family passed through the First Congregational Church to reminisce and wish him well.

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Comments (4)
Posted by: William Kulbe | Nov 23, 2019 20:10

A wonderful human being.RIP

Posted by: from the kitchen | Nov 23, 2019 05:59

Fair winds, Cap.

Posted by: Fran Riley | Nov 22, 2019 20:52

A great loss. Condolences to Family, loved ones and co-workers. We all mourn the loss of Chief LaHaye. Rest in Peace, Sir.

Posted by: Faith L Garrold | Nov 22, 2019 14:36

Our world weeps.


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