Comments for: Former Caribou fire chief awaiting resolution on several sex charges

Posted Dec. 08, 2012, at 11:09 a.m.

CARIBOU | The former chief of the Caribou Fire and Ambulance Department who spent 44 years with the department before abruptly resigning is still waiting for resolution of a case that has him facing several sex charges. Roy E. Woods, 68, remains on the trial list in Aroostook County …

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  • Anonymous

    His father was Chief who protected and promoted him, over many more qualified and dedicated firefighters. This has been a 44 year sham!

    • Anonymous

      i dont think so..apparently u dont know him

      • northernmaine

        I happen to know him quite well and the only thing that surpised me is that the good ol boy network in Caribou didn’t protect him and sweep this under the rug, like is usually done here. Between the city office, fire and police departments in this town, I’ve never seen a worse example of corruption.

  • Anonymous

    dont judge until u hear it all..the woman dont want to testify becuz they lied and dont want to go to jail….

  • Anonymous

    doubtful

  • Newcitizen

    This is a MUCH larger problem in Maine’s fire service than most want to admit. The Cost of Honor for trying to stop it is very high. Until the Chiefs band together and treat it like Firefighter arson or EMS theft, behavior that simply will not be tolerated, and prosecutors get the latitude to take down the organizations (not just individuals) that perpetuate it, there will be many more victims. POGO qual, sexual hazing, and abuse of Junior Firefighters will not stop just because of the “feel good” actions in the wake of the Carleson case.

    • Anonymous

      Taxpayers should be appalled at the corruption that exists within the “brotherhood” of Maine’s fire service, law enforcement and State Police. Employees within these agencies bind together like packs of wolves, protecting each other’s corruption instead of stepping up to the plate as an honest, honorable public servant employee.

      • Anonymous

        a few years ago the deputy chief in Island Falls stole tens of thousands from the town and never spent one day in jail

  • Bill Cat

    Just no end to all this little-head thinking and acting, eh? “The Fire Chief Who Got All Gropey” and other tales of patronage and perversion.”.

  • Jerry Davis

    It is such a shame that there is so much of this stuff going on in the fire service, especially in Aroostook County and everyone turns a blind eye because no one dares to speak about it. Just in the past few years there has been fire service leaders involved in stealing, sexual assaults, alcohol use, as well as arson within the rank and file. I hope someone can get this mess straightened out. It seems like all the honest ones have retired or moved into something more reputable.

    • Newcitizen

      ..or fired and blacklisted,

  • Anonymous

    I suspect that his [..alleged..] victims are anxious for resolution, too. Chief Woods is [..probably..] not the victim here.

  • Anonymous

    If its a forced sexual encounter, he should be charged and punished. But if not, I do not see the problem. We all learn about sex at some point, most would like it sooner then later. But of course Mothers do not agree with me. Its really funny when one considers its ok for them to abort (Kill) an unborn, but do not teach them anything about sex.

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