Half-Staff Alert for April 11-12, 2016
Maine Only



AUGUSTA - In honor of retired Penobscot County Judge of Probate Allan Woodcock Jr. of Bangor, Governor Paul R. LePage has ordered U.S. and State of Maine flags on all public buildings and grounds to be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset Tuesday, April 12.

Judge Woodcock, 95, was the state's longest-serving probate judge before stepping down from the bench three years ago. After practicing law since 1948, he first took the bench on Jan. 1, 1963. Judge Woodcock dedicated his life to public service, serving as a city councilor, state representative and state senator.

"Prayers go out from Ann and me to Judge Woodcock's friends, family and loved ones," said Governor LePage. "As an elected probate judge, he earned the respect of the citizens of Penobscot County, his fellow judges and the attorneys who appeared before him, especially while presiding over cases involving difficult family matters. The court and the State of Maine have lost a truly distinguished gentleman judge."






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