Kennebunkport police officer in serious condition after motorcycle crash

Posted July 29, 2013, at 2:05 p.m.
Kennebunkport Police Officer Marc Laflamme, shown here in a 2008 York County Coast Star file photo.
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Kennebunkport Police Officer Marc Laflamme, shown here in a 2008 York County Coast Star file photo.

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KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — A Kennebunkport police officer is in Maine Medical Center with serious injuries after his motorcycle crashed on Arundel Road last week.

There are few details surrounding the accident, according to Police Chief Craig Sanford, who said Officer Marc Laflamme was injured in the single vehicle accident just after midnight in the early morning of Friday, July 26.

Sanford said it is unknown what caused the accident.

A reconstruction team out of Sanford reconstructed the accident immediately after and Sanford said the department is awaiting those findings. Sanford said the department also conducted a blood alcohol analysis and is conducting interviews.

Police have been unable to speak with Laflamme because he is under heavy sedation, Sanford said.

“The accident was reconstructed and I’m waiting for a report back to give us some answers,” Sanford said. “This is treated like we would treat anything else. Just because it involves one of our officers does not mean we would do anything different.”

Sanford said Kennebunkport police and Emergency Medical Services crews responded to the scene following the accident.

He said the Kennebunkport Police Department is the only agency involved in the investigation at this time.

Sanford said he did not know whether Laflamme has short term disability, but said he will be able to use sick time.

“Our big concern is him recovering,” Sanford said.

Laflamme joined the Kennebunkport Police Department as a full-time patrolman in October 2007 after working as a summer reserve officer since 2001. Laflamme is a longtime volunteer with the Kennebunkport Fire Department and Kennebunkport Emergency Medical Services.

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