LePage posts trooper outside office door for added security

Posted March 18, 2011, at 10:40 a.m.
Paul LePage, seen in this January photo, is flanked by two plainclothes policemen at all times. The governor's office added extra security by posting a uniformed officer outside LePage's door in the State House.
Paul LePage, seen in this January photo, is flanked by two plainclothes policemen at all times. The governor's office added extra security by posting a uniformed officer outside LePage's door in the State House.

AUGUSTA, Maine — The governor’s office has added extra security outside Paul LePage’s door in light of the nation’s political climate.

A uniformed Maine State Trooper now stands guard outside the governor’s office.

“With everything going on in the nation now, it’s a level of security we feel is appropriate,” Adrienne Bennett told the Portland Press Herald.

The trooper is not in response to an increase in threats, Bennett said. An inmate admitted in February to writing a threatening letter to the governor.

The governor is already protected by plainclothes officers who act as security guards and drivers for the governor.

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