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Fallen officer honored in Augusta

AUGUSTA-Well over one thousand people were in attendance today to pay their respects to Fallen Fryeburg Police Officer Nathan M. Desjardins.

 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.

Craig Colson

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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.