Governor orders flags flown at half-staff to honor warden pilot who died in plane crash

Posted March 28, 2011, at 3:02 p.m.

 

AUGUSTA, Maine — In remembrance and honor of Game Warden Pilot Daryl Gordon, who died in a plan crash on March 24, Gov. Paul LePage has directed the U.S. and Maine flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, March 30.

The 60-year-old warden pilot’s plane crashed on Clear Lake in a remote part of Piscataquis County not long after assisting another warden whose snowmobile was stuck in deep slush on nearby Eagle Lake.

The 25-year veteran of the Maine Warden Service is the 15th warden to die in the line of duty in the service’s 130-year history.

A law enforcement funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at Augusta Civic Center with a graveside service held 6 p.m. at Maloon Cemetery, Saint Albans. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal of Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com.

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