I was hoping it was just an April Fool's Joke, but unfortunately for Ellsworth it is true, that Ellsworth Police Officer Gil Jameson has submitted his notice of resignation and will work his last shift on April 1st, 2017.

Jameson has been a member of the Ellsworth Police Department since December 31, 1984, almost 33 years! Prior to that he was a member of the Bar Harbor Police Department from 1978 to 1984.

Gil plans on spending more time with his family. At the end of April, he will head out to Alaska for five months, to do so and chase Alaska salmon!

I hope you'll join me in wishing him a happy retirement and thank him for his years of service to the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area!