Knox County sheriff, administrator honored

By Stephen Betts | May 08, 2018
Photo by: Stephen Betts Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison, center, was honored by the Maine Legislature. Rep. John Spear, D-South Thomaston, second from right, presented Dennison with the proclamation at the Tuesday, May 8 K,nox County Commissioners meeting. Pictured from left, are County Administrator Andrew Hart, Commissioner Richard Parent Jr., Commissioner Sharyn Pohlman, Dennison, Commission Chair Carol Maines, Spear, and State Sen. David Miramant, D-Camden.

Rockland — Knox County Sheriff Donna Dennison was honored by the Maine Legislature for rising through the ranks to become the first and only female sheriff in Maine history.

State Rep. John Spear, D-South Thomaston, presented Dennison with the proclamation approved March 20 by the state Legislature. The Legislature recognized her for her 12 years as sheriff. after working as a corrections officer, dispatcher, part-time deputy, sergeant and detective.

Spear made the presentation at the Tuesday, May 8, meeting of the Knox County Commissioners.

Dennison will retire Dec. 31. Chief Deputy Tim Carroll is unopposed for the post.

The commissioners then recognized County Administrator Andrew Hart for his 10 years of service.

Comments (4)
Posted by: Debra Damon | May 09, 2018 10:52

Great job Donna. Hope you have fun in retirement.

Posted by: Doug Curtis Jr. | May 09, 2018 09:39

Congratulations Sheriff. Well done.

Posted by: Kendall Merriam | May 09, 2018 07:04

CONGRATULATIONS SHERIFF DENNISON. YOU MAKE KNOX COUNTY PROUD. It is notable, however, that there are not more female deputies/sheriffs in the 21st century.

Posted by: Knight Marine Service | May 08, 2018 22:12

Congratulations Donna.....Trudy Black

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