Thursday, June 8, 2017

LODD: Police Officer Nathan M. Desjardins

 Police Officer Nathan M. Desjardins | Fryeburg Police Department, Maine
Police Officer Nathan M. Desjardins
Fryeburg Police Department, Maine
End of Watch: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Bio & Incident Details
Age: 20
Tour: 3 months
Cause: Boating accident
Incident Date: 5/27/2017
Police Officer Nathan Desjardins succumbed to injuries sustained on May 27th, 2017, in a boating accident on the Saco River.
He was participating in his first day of water rescue training when he and his training officer were dispatched to assist with the rescue of three boaters who had been thrown overboard when their canoes capsized. One of the missing boaters drowned during the incident.
Officer Desjardins' patrol boat struck a submerged object in the water as it came around a bend in the river. Both officers were thrown overboard and Officer Desjardins suffered a severe head injury.
Both officers were flown to Central Maine Medical Center where Officer Desjardins remained in a coma until succumbing to his injuries on June 6th, 2017.
Officer Desjardins only served as a part-time officer with the Fryeburg Police Department for three months and was a full time student at the University of New England. He is survived by his parents and brother.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Joshua Potvin
Fryeburg Police Department
16 Lovewell Pond Road
Fryeburg, ME 04037
Phone: (207) 935-3323

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