Mainers Express Sorrow Over Detective Campbell’s Death
Maine law enforcement agencies and others took to social media yesterday to express their sorrow over the death of Detective Ben Campbell.
Maine State Police Detective Campbell was helping a stranded motorist deal with their disabled vehicle on I-95 Wednesday, when he was struck by a tire that separated from a passing tractor-trailer. It was a sudden and bizarre accident that claimed the life of the 31-year-old husband and father from Millinocket. Facebook and Twitter were filled with expressions of sorrow and respect for Campbell, as other members of law enforcement dealt with the loss of one of their own.
The post from the Waterville Police Department shows the procession of police vehicles that escorted Campbell's body from Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Augusta. Police and Fire Departments, Ambulance crews and others lined overpasses along the route, to pay their respect to the fallen Detective.