Bangor Police Officer Denied Right to Vote After Refusing to Surrender Weapon Staff
Posted: Nov 01, 2010 1:05 PM

In the 18 years that he has been a police officer in Bangor, James Dearing couldn’t think of a single time when someone has asked him to turn over his firearm.

Until last Friday.

Dearing, who was patrolling his assigned beat near the Bangor Civic Center, decided to stop in and cast an early vote. He walked into the polling place in full uniform and stood in a short line with other voters.