I've known Scott (Scotty) MacMaster for many years. From disc-jockey at Upstairs/Downstairs in Augusta in our younger days to Richmond's Chief of Police today. He, like all of us, has faced his ups and downs but now, he faces the biggest challenge of his life...taking care of the family as his wife, Cyndi, battles cancer.
This past summer while riding a motorcycle to raise money for the Shriner's Children's Hospital, our Augusta Police Chief, Robert (Bob) Gregoire, was seriously injured in an accident.
While the chief's wife, Cathy, along with Sgt. Chris Shaw, were also injured in the two bike crash, it was Bob who was most critically hurt. He sustained a neck injury that has left him partially paralyzed.
Augusta Police Chief, Bob Gregoire, along with his wife, Cathy and Augusta Police Sargent Chris Shaw, were using their day off to help raise money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. That afternoon, on the way back to Turner, where riders were to gather, the two officers' motorcycles crashed in Jay. Shaw was alone and Gregoire was riding with his wife.
As I got on to Memorial Circle yesterday I saw a man holding a sign. Not unusual at all. What WAS out of the ordinary, however, is this sign wasn't looking for a handout of money. Instead, it encouraged people to give to the Salvation Army and local food banks!
I got a call from an old friend today. His name is Todd Brackett and, as you may already know, he is the sheriff of Lincoln County. When Todd calls, it's always for a good reason. This time was no exception. He wanted to let me know that the Maine Sheriffs’ Association and the Maine Chiefs of Police Association have two great opportunities to see a movie that will be both informative and movin