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Public safety family says goodbye to Lothrop

By Stephen Betts | Oct 03, 2019
Photo by: Stephen Betts Knox County Sheriff Tim Carroll shakes hands with Linwood Lothrop as he leaves the Knox County Communications Center after his final shift.

Rockland — The Knox County Regional Communication Center issued a farewell Thursday afternoon, Oct. 3, to longtime public safety official Linwood Lothrop.

The center issued a farewell over the radio to all public safety departments and then Lothrop was greeted by a line of police officers, firefighters and other public safety members outside the communications center.

"Did I win the lottery?" Lothrop joked as he came outside to see the line of people waiting to shake hands with him.

Lothrop, a Rockland resident, has been in public safety since February 1976, when he was hired by Rockland as a public safety dispatcher. He served as a dispatcher and later as head of that department until Rockland merged its communications center with Knox County 18 years ago.

He has been director of the communications center during those 18 years.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Nicole Jeanette Boutin | Oct 04, 2019 14:25

Great man... has done of great work for the area...enjoy your retirement!-Jim Raye

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