The Maine Warden Service was formed in 1880. Its first arrest was of a deer poacher. To many, that’s what wardens still are — the men and women who, under the auspices of the state’s Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, enforce the state’s game laws.
Most of the thousands upon thousands who have finished the Boston Marathon don’t know the people who lined Boylston Street Monday. They don’t know the people, both runners and spectators, who were maimed or died. But they love them.