VASSALBORO — A former chief of the Maine State Police and longtime trooper has been named a “legendary trooper,” the highest honor for a state police retiree.

Retired Col. Malcolm Dow will be formally presented with the honor Tuesday at the annual State Police Awards ceremony at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro.

Dow served 23 years in the state police and retired in 1999, being named trooper of the year in 1980. He was promoted to deputy chief in 1993 and later served in the top job for two years.

Dow now works as security director for Irving Oil, splitting his time between Portsmouth, N.H., and Saint John, New Brunswick.


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