The Orono Police Department reached out to a number of local law enforcement agencies Thursday to thank them for assisting with calls so officers could attend funeral services for Captain Scott Scripture.

Scripture, who served the Orono community for 30 years, died Saturday after battling cancer. He was laid to rest Thursday in Maple Grove Cemetery in Bangor.

"His presence will forever be missed, for a man like Scrip can never be replaced," the Orono Police Department said Saturday on Facebook. "He embodied what we stand for, making a difference in people's lives."

In a separate Facebook post, Orono police thanked the local law enforcement community for assisting their department Thursday.

Scripture graduated from Bangor High School, attended Maine Maritime Academy and graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Business Administration, according to his obituary.

The obituary also said he "derived tremendous enjoyment from being a Special Olympics volunteer" and coached Bangor Youth Football and Eastside Little League.

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