Maine deputy’s handgun stolen in Tennessee

Posted Oct. 06, 2011, at 6:26 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine sheriff’s deputy reports that his duty firearm was stolen from the trunk of his unmarked cruiser while attending training in Knoxville, Tenn.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department said the deputy was attending the National Forensic Academy at the University of Tennessee when someone broke into the cruiser early Wednesday.

The department said a .40-caliber handgun, photo identification, badge, camera equipment, flashlight and personal items were stolen. Local police are investigating.