Five questions for 'Ticket Troy'
Troy Peasley can be seen roaming the streets of Rockland on a daily basis. He has been the ticket officer for the Rockland Police Department for 19 years.
Officer Peasley was born in Rockland and raised in Owls Head. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and has an associate degree in law enforcement.
He does not go by Walkie Chalkie like the former ticket officer Earl Robishaw. Peasley said, "I never wanted to steal his name. He was a legend."
Instead, he has been referred to as "Ticket Troy," which he does not mind.
Peasley has a son, Takoda, and a daughter, Keariel. He lives with his wife, Susan, in Union.
His hobbies are traveling, movies, concerts, ice hockey and jogging. He is an avid Boston sports fan.
How many miles do you walk per day?
"Ten." He knows because he used to wear a pedometer.
What do you like most about your job?
"Meeting people and being outside."
What is the worst weather you have dealt with?
"This past winter, and the cold and rain."
What is the funniest excuse you have heard?
"When someone actually lies to me and says they 'have permission' to park there. I just smile and tell them to have a good day."
What is the oddest thing you have observed while walking your beat?
"A moose walking down Main Street several years ago, and a dump truck that totaled four cars in front of The Store."
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Beth rejoined Courier Publications' news staff in February 2013. She previously worked at The Courier-Gazette from 1981 to 1990.
Her coverage area includes Warren, Union, Friendship, Waldoboro, Washington, and Thomaston and RSU40.
Beth has a passion for photography, and a degree from the University of Maine at Augusta, in affiliation with the Maine Photographic Workshop in Rockport.
Aside from photography, Beth enjoys running and walks along the waterfront, as well as other outdoor activities. She has a daughter, Claire, who is 14.