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Deputy Sheriff Edwin T. Finn | Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Maine Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Maine

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Edwin T. Finn

Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Maine

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 22, 1911

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Age: 48

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Deputy Finn and Sheriff John Webster drowned when their boat capsized in Green Lake. The two were returning to Ellsworth after interviewing two men at Camp Comfort about a burglary that had occurred at another camp the previous week. Sheriff Webster did not suspect the two men at Camp Comfort, but wanted to interview them for additional information about the area.

Sheriff Webster and Deputy Finn went to the camp on foot and interviewed the men. It is believed that they then borrowed a boat from the men in order to return to Ellsworth, using the lake as a shortcut. The winds on the lake were extremely strong and caused the boat to capsize. The two men in the camp heard the lawmen in distress and attempted to rescue them when their boat also capsized. All four drowned in the lake.

Deputy Finn had been appointed a deputy when Sheriff Webster took office on January 1st, 1911. He had previously served as City Marshal of Ellsworth.

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Sheriff John E. Webster
Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Maine
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 22, 1911
Cause: Drowned

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 22, 2010

 

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