Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster mentioned Corporal Eugene Cole was killed within the capturing round 1:14 a.m.in Norridgewock, situated about 30 miles north of the state capital of Augusta. "The suspect then fled Cumberland Farms, driving Cpl".
A massive manhunt is underway for John Williams, who allegedly shot and killed Somerset County Sheriff Cpl.
"The suspect should be considered armed and risky", a statement released by the Department of Public Safety said Wednesday morning. "They say he is 5'6", 120 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair in a ponytail.
Police say Williams is "armed and dangerous" and sent out a nation-wide bulletin asking other departments to search for him. But Williams had been arrested last month in Haverill, Massachusetts, for carrying a firearm without a license and possession of a large-capacity firearm, officials said.
A judge gave Williams $7,500 bail, which was lowered by a Superior Court judge to $5,000.
In that case, Williams was arrested after Massachusetts State Police troopers found him in a vehicle that was in a ditch in Haverhill, Massachusetts, state police said.
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Cole had worked for the Somerset County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. A portion of Route 2 has been shut down while police deal with the situation.
Police have released a nationwide bulletin calling for Williams' arrest.
Cole's death is believed to be the first killing of a law enforcement officer in ME in almost 30 years. The last Somserset County sheriff's deputy to die in the line of duty was Charles Baker, in a vehicle crash in 1999.
Cole is being described as a good man with lots of family and friends who enjoyed making music.
The Morning Sentinel reported Wednesday that Cole is the first officer killed in a shooting since Giles Landry was shot in an incident in Leeds in 1989, according Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.