Longtime Bangor police officer Tom Reagan retires

Posted Feb. 28, 2014, at 10:38 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A longtime Bangor police officer is hanging up his badge.

Lt. Tom Reagan, who has served with the Bangor force since 1988, has announced his retirement, according to Lt. Paul Edwards.

Reagan’s law enforcement career kicked off in 1987 when Orono hired him as a patrol officer, and a year later, he joined the Bangor force, Edwards said.

Reagan worked as a patrol officer until his promotion to the rank of sergeant in 1998, and he was promoted to lieutenant in 2007, according to Edwards.

The retiring lieutenant also served as a drug recognition course administrator and an instructor of field sobriety tests at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He is a recipient of the National Enrique Camarena award for his work in drug education, an award given in honor of a drug enforcement agent who was murdered in 1985.

In addition to his police work, Reagan has 21 years of service in the Coast Guard Reserves.