A funeral for a Maine deputy who died while responding to a call about a crashed vehicle will take place Thursday at a Bangor arena.
Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Luke Gross, 44, was struck and killed by a pickup truck while responding to the crash in Trenton on Sept. 23. His funeral will be held at Cross Insurance Arena in Bangor.
Gross was an 18-year member of the sheriff’s office. He had been called to the scene of a crash in Trenton near the Ellsworth line in early morning hours.
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Police said Gross parked his cruiser in the breakdown lane with emergency lights activated to investigate the crash. They said he was picking up debris from the road at 5:15 a.m. when he was struck from behind by the truck.
Police have said the driver of the truck is unlikely to face charges.