Comments for: Retiring state fire marshal reflects on past 14 years

Posted Jan. 08, 2012, at 7:03 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 08, 2012, at 9:23 p.m.

AUGUSTA | John Dean has decided to retire after 14 years as Maine’s Fire Marshal. His last day will be on January 31. “It’s that time,” said Dean, 63, who is originally from Old Town, but now lives in Winthrop. “I’ve been here in this job for a little …


An earlier version of this story contained an error. John Dean was a member of the Old Town Fire Department from 1971-1989, not from 1971-1998.

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  • Anonymous

    A real gentleman who has served us all well. I wish him the very best; as he has given all of us. :)

    • Anonymous

      Sir, please understand that Mr. Dean did not “serve” us. He was paid about twice what he was worth.

      • Anonymous

        Most of us were probably paid more than we were worth, yet am glad for people like the Fire Marshall who are willing to do a rather thankless job; as you so well pointed out. :)

      • Anonymous

        glad the gov retired him another dem hack removed 

  • Anonymous

    I knew it was just a matter of time before this Winthrop gloat would be in the news again. Like so many firefighters, John Dean has always been in love with the limelight as well as with himself. Several years ago, Dean along with another Winthrop firefighter attempted to build a costly Taj Mahal in a Sloughhole on Route 202 that the town of Winthrop did not need. The Winthrop voters declined to build the Taj Mahal by a two-thirds vote. As the English say of people like Dean, I and many of the Winthrop taxpayers are not saddened in any way to “see the back of him.”

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