November 2, 2012

Skowhegan asked to turn out Sunday for police chief returning from Afghanistan

Rally set 2:30 p.m. Sunday in front of the municipal building on Water Street and Veterans Memorial Park

Morning Sentinel Staff

SKOWHEGAN -- Area residents are being encouraged to turn out Sunday to greet Police Chief Michael Emmons, who is returning home from the war in Afghanistan.

Event organizer Ann Spaulding, a member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, said she would like to see people assemble about 2:30 p.m. Sunday in front of the municipal building on Water Street and Veterans Memorial Park next door.

"We would like veterans and their families down there to welcome Mike home," she said. "We don't know the exact time, so they may have to wait a while."

Emmons is scheduled to land at Bangor International Airport about 1:15 p.m. Sunday and should leave for Skowhegan about 2 p.m., acccording to Spaulding. She is the wife of the commander of the American Legion and VFW posts in Skowhegan, Steve Spaulding. He is also a Skowhegan Selectman.

Emmons, 54, is an E-8, or senior master sergeant with the 101st Security Force of the Maine Air National Guard, based in Bangor, according to Spaulding.

He has been Skowhegan's police chief since July 2007 and was deployed overseas in March.

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