Comments for: Sheriff’s office ID said man who left gun at L.L. Bean could carry concealed weapon despite only being a “special deputy”

Posted Jan. 02, 2013, at 5:50 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 02, 2013, at 9:17 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Ellsworth police are wondering why a Washington County sheriff gave the authority of a sheriff’s deputy to a doctor who had not completed the police academy training required by Maine law. Sheriff Donnie Smith deputized Benjamin Newman, 72, who operates a small practice in Winter Harbor and …

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