China Man Sworn In As Chief Of Maine State Police
John Cote of China, has officially been sworn in as the new Chief of Maine State Police. He has served the past 2 years as Deputy Chief and before that the 29 year vet served as commanding officer for Troop F in Houlton. He spent the majority of his career in Aroostook County. He also served several years as a Detective-Sergeant investigating homicides according to Steve McCausland, Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman.
He was sworn into office by Governor LePage in the Governor’s cabinet room in front of a roomful of family and co-workers. His badge was pinned on by his 82 year old father Morris Cote of Houlton as seen below