Deputy Sheriff David Jerome Rancourt

Deputy Sheriff David Jerome Rancourt

Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office, Maine

End of Watch Saturday, November 4, 2006

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David Jerome Rancourt

Deputy David Rancourt suffered a fatal heart attack while diving in the Androscoggin River. He was searching for evidence in a criminal case.

He resurfaced during the dive and indicated that he needed assistance. He was transported to Central Maine Medical Center where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Deputy Rancourt was a US Army Reserve veteran of the Gulf War and the War on Terrorism. He had served with the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office for 10 years and was a member of the agency's Dive Team and Hazardous Materials Response Team. He is survived by his expectant wife and young son.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 15
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Our lives are better left to chance, I could have missed the pain, but I’d had to miss the dance. You are missed so very much.


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