Tonight, Friday, October 23rd lights will be placed on Main Street in Southwest Harbor in memory and honor of Chief Alan Brown who passed away a week ago on Friday, October 16th.

Southwest Harbor Town Manager Justin VanDongen wrote the following and gave us permission to share it

This evening we will place lights along Main Street to honor Chief Brown.
Our community is heartbroken by the loss of Police Chief Alan Brown. Alan is the exemplar of what Law Enforcement Officers should be. His earnest facade gave way to a caring and insightful mind. He was dedicated to doing things the right way, even if that made more work for him; and he always placed the needs of his officers and our community before his own. Alan’s steadfast leadership made the Southwest Harbor Police Department a model of community policing.
While devastating, our loss is minor compared to that of his family. Alan’s wife, Stacie, was the love of his life. His face always lit up when he would talk about the time spent with her, she made the mundane extraordinary. Alan was equally joyful and proud of his son, Justin. He would speak glowingly about how intelligent and caring his son was, without ever claiming it was a direct reflection of the man he was. Alan was a model husband, father, officer, and human.
Chief Brown is also irreplaceable to his law enforcement family and they mourn with the rest of his family. There is no shortage of Law Enforcement Officers that would speak about the qualities Alan possessed. His professionalism and adherence to ethical standards sit at the forefront. Chief Alan Brown’s guidance and excellence radiate throughout Maine’s law enforcement community. ​
We are all better people because of you Alan.
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