Police officers, fire fighters and emergency personnel representing nearly every corner of our state as well as several surrounding states all gathered this morning to pay their respects.
Officer Desjardins was just 20 years old when he lost his life as a result of injuries sustained in a patrol boat crash.
He and another Fryeburg officer were responding to a report of a missing woman on the Saco River in Fryeburg on May 27 when the accident happened.
Desjardins was critically injured and died days later in the hospital.
Today's ceremony was held at the Augusta Civic Center.
Officer Nathan M. Desjardins is Maine’s 85th law enforcement officer to die in the line of duty.