- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

GORHAM, Maine (AP) - Gorham, Maine’s longest service police chief is retiring after a 42-year career on the force.

WCSH-TV (https://on.wcsh6.com/13EN7S1 ) reports Ronald Shephard’s last day on the job was Tuesday. He started with the department as a police officer in 1972 and became police chief in 1995.

Shephard took a traditional final ride through town on Tuesday. Signs throughout the town congratulating him and thanking him for his service peppered the town on Tuesday.

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