AUGUSTA — Maine State Police have honored Jarod Stedman from Troop E in Bangor as Trooper of the Year.

The annual state police awards banquet was held Tuesday at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

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Stedman was one of 11 nominees for the award that was established in the memory of Trooper Charles Black, who was shot to death while responding to a bank robbery in 1964 in South Berwick.

Among others recognized at the event were troopers involved in three rescues over the past year.