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Farmington Police Department names Employee of the Year

Sgt. Edward Hastings IV

FARMINGTON - A Farmington Police Department sergeant was recognized as the Employee of the Year by Police Chief Jack Peck this week.

Sgt. Edward Hastings IV was selected as the department's Employee of the Year for 2019, Peck wrote in a letter that thanked the officer for his efforts on behalf of the town. The award is given out annually to an employee that "stands well above other employees in the performance of their duties," Peck said.

Examples cited by Peck included Hastings' efforts to acquire surplus property for the department through a Law Enforcement Support Office program and his teaching as a Drug Recognition Expert at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy all while working as one of the department's two patrol shift supervisors. The letter also referenced Hastings' actions during the Sept. 16, 2019 explosion on the Farmington Falls Road.

"On Sept. 16, you were one of the first officers to arrive at the LEAP explosion site," Peck wrote. "If not for your immediate response, life saving measures and leadership, I believe this tragedy would have been worse."

Peck went on to note that Hastings later coordinated the funeral honor guard, processions from Portland and worked with many of the affected families.

Hastings worked initially as a patrol officer for Farmington, spending three-plus years as an investigator with the State Fire Marshal's Office before rejoining the department as a sergeant in March 2012. He previously received the Employee of the Year award in 2012.

"Your professionalism and commitment to your job are apparent to your co-workers and also to the members of the community," Peck wrote.

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25 Responses »

  1. Congratulations, Eddie! Well deserved. You are a wonderful officer, role model and friend. You are an asset to the community and are appreciated.

  2. Eddie, you joined our class when Lily was in Pre-K, to walk to the Children's Task Force. I will never forget your kindness, and your friendly manner, especially in light of one very frightened (apparently afraid of a uniformed police officer) child. I am sure that all of those children enjoyed your company & were impressed by your protection. This is a well-deserved award, I am sure! Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations Sergeant. Very proud of you.

  4. Congratulations Ed, Well done.

  5. Well there, great job! It's nice to have you around.

  6. CONGRATULATIONS !!!!!!!

  7. Great job Eddie

  8. Congratulations!!!

  9. Great job Eddie!! Congrats!!!

  10. Congratulations !! We thank Ed for his devotion, dedication and hard work. He is an important part of our community !

  11. Well deserved! Congrats!

  12. Great job, Congratulations on the honor.

  13. I'm so proud of you! Congratulations on your well deserved honor!

  14. Congrats Sgt. ,Job well done, it’s an honor to see your commitment and dedication to the town of Farmington and it’s community.
    Thank you, and stay safe.
    Insowa Jones
    FMH Security

  15. A well deserved honor. We are very fortunate to have you serving our community. Congratulations!

  16. We've always known you were a wonderful person, apparently the rest of the community thinks so too! Kudos on a great job, we're proud of you.

  17. Mom and Dad would be so proud of you. You set the bar high by demonstrating what a leader should be. I am proud to call you family. Continue to strive to do your the best. Clearly, others can see that as well. AWESOME JOB!

  18. Congratulations Eddie, What an honor, you are so deserving of this!

  19. An excellent and well deserved honor to a great person and friend. Congratulations Sir.

  20. I feel so proud of you!Congratulations!

  21. Congratulations Eddie, so very proud of you

  22. Congratulations, so very proud of you

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