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Milo Police Chief, Town Manager Damien Pickel dies

'We will watch over your family and your town,' the Dover-Foxcroft Police Dept. posted to Facebook.
Credit: Dover-Foxcroft PD

MILO, Maine — Milo Police Chief and Town Manager, Damien Pickel passed away,Monday night according to local officials. 

The town would not release any further details about Pickel's death. 

Police officers and first responders across the state have been sharing their condolences on Facebook.  

Credit: NCM

The Dover-Foxcroft Police Department posted on its Facebook page Tuesday morning. 

"Long night here in the Piscataquis Law Enforcement family," the post read. "We will watch over your family and your town. Rest In Peace, Chief Pickel. We have the watch from here."

A similar message was shared by police in East Millinocket.

"The East Millinocket Police Department would like to send our deepest condolences to the Milo Police Department and the family and fiends of Chief Damien Pickel." 

According to the post, Pickel served in Maine after retiring from the NYPD where he worked during 9/11. 

NEWS CENTER Maine is following this story. It will be updated.

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