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Chief of Police Joshua Potvin
Fryeburg Police Department
16 Lovewell Pond Road
Fryeburg, ME 04037
Phone: (207) 935-3323
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Police Officer Nathan M. Desjardins was severely injured in a boat accident on May 27, 2017, during his first day of water rescue training with the department. Officer Desjardins was responding to a report of a capsized canoe when the boat hit a submerged object in the Saco River. The impact threw Officer Desjardins and another police officer from the boat. Officer Desjardins was transported to the hospital and succumbed to his injuries on June 6, 2017. Officer Desjardins is the first law enforcement fatality from the state of Maine.