December 11, 2023

34 Wardens and State Police PLUS Local Law Enforcement Investigate Shooting

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I hope there is a good explanation available as to why it takes 24 Maine Game Wardens and 10 State Police to investigate a “hunting-related” shooting in Wales involving two men. According to the Sun Journal:

The investigation revealed a 41 year-old man fatally shot a 49 year-old man, both from Wales. Nearly two dozen game wardens and approximately 10 state troopers responded to the incident. Resources included warden service canines, Forensic Mappers, aircraft, and the Evidence Response Teams from both the Warden Service and State Police.

The investigation continued throughout Tuesday night and will resume Wednesday morning. Investigation efforts were supported by both Monmouth and Wales Fire and Rescue departments.

Is there just nothing else to do? We are in the peak period of deer hunting season and two dozen wardens can be spared for this shooting? As was pointed out by one reader, the number of law enforcement, rescue and local police outnumbered the deer in the area 8 to 1.

Perhaps the shooting victim was a U.S. ambassador who called in for emergency backup just before being killed.

The real downside to all of this is that a human being died and that is sad. I pray for the families and everyone involved.