Skowhegan Schedules Road Closures For Cpl. Eugene Cole’s Wake
The town of Skowhegan has listed several roads that they will need to close on May 6th during the viewing hours for Cpl. Eugene Cole, who was killed last week in the line of duty. The whole state is in mourning over the loss of one of our beloved police officers.
A large turnout is likely expected for Cole's wake, being held at the Skowhegan Armory, and the town needs to make a clear path in and out for attendees. Residents that live in these areas will still be able to access their homes, but outside traffic will be suspended from approximately 2:00p.m. - 8:00p.m. on May 6th while the visiting hours are in progress.
According to information on the town website, the roads affected will be Chestnut Street, St. John Street, East Dyer Street, Pomelow Street and North School Street. Law Enforcement will park at the Fairgrounds. Civilians will park at Margaret Chase Smith School on Heselton Street. The walking trail from the school to the Armory has been cleared for people to walk to the Armory. KVCAP will assist with handicapped civilians
Cole was the first officer in nearly 30 years to be killed in the line of duty, so this is a tragedy felt all over the state. And recent social media posts in other states, for instance Yarmouth, Massachusetts, have shown hundreds of officers from all over New England in attendance at similar gatherings. Be sure to check back with the town of Skowhegan's website for more details, should they need to make more accommodations.
Like all of Maine, the thoughts and prayers of all of us here at Q106.5 are with the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Cpl. Eugene Cole.