Panel Recommends Arming Maine's Forest Rangers
Dec. 09--A task force created by Gov. Paul LePage has recommended that the state begin arming forest rangers over a period of several years.
Rangers are trained law enforcement officers who primarily focus on forest conservation law and firefighting but are not currently allowed to carry guns.
State law would have to be changed to arm forest rangers.
Four members of the panel recommended arming all forest rangers, four more recommended arming the rangers incrementally over several...
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