Constable Maurice Dudley Beane

Constable Maurice Dudley Beane

Passadumkeag Constable's Office, Maine

End of Watch Saturday, January 18, 1913

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Maurice Dudley Beane

Constable Maurice Beane was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for forgery.

The victim of the forgery had setup a ruse to meet the suspect at the Lancaster Hotel in order to have Constable Beane arrest him. After the victim and suspect met, Constable Beane identified himself and announced that the man was under arrest. The subject began to struggle with Constable Beane and shot him in the chest with a revolver as he fled from the hotel.

The man was tracked through the woods to Burlington, over 20 miles away. He committed suicide when the posse attempted to arrest him.

Constable Beane had served as the constable of Passadumkeag for six years. He was survived by his expectant wife and two children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Committed suicide

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I am the current town clerk for the Town of Passadumkeag and I have to say that nowhere in our history does this event ever get mentioned. I plan to print it out and present it to my board of Selectmen to see if we could get it framed here for the community building.

Christen A. Bouchard
Town of Passadumkeag

September 30, 2021

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