Warden wouldn't let armed police officer vote in Bangor

Warden wouldn't let armed police officer vote in Bangor

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    Warden wouldn't let armed police officer vote in Bangor

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    BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- The police chief in Bangor, Maine, has ended any discussion over whether officers can bring a gun to a polling place: Chief Ron Gastia says officers are encouraged to do their civic duty by voting. And he says his officers are trained never to relinquish their firearms.

    Gastia spoke Monday after a longtime Bangor election warden refused to let a uniformed Bangor police officer vote because he wouldn't hand over his gun at a polling place.

    Clerk Patti Dubois said Monday that the election officer won't be working the polls Tuesday.

    Officials said the clerk refused to let Officer James Dearing cast an early vote at the Bangor Civic Center on Friday unless he turned his gun over to another officer. Dearing refused and left without voting.



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    must have been an anti LEO warden..or an idiot
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    "Officials said the clerk refused to let Officer James Dearing cast an early vote at the Bangor Civic Center on Friday unless he turned his gun over to another officer. Dearing refused and left without voting."

    Although I concur totally with Officer Dearing's priorities, I am outraged that he was put in the position of having to choose.
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