This Maine Police Officer Gets All The Love He Deserves Upon His Retirement
According to the South Berwick, Maine Police Department Facebook page, South Berwick Lieutenant Christopher Burbank has retired. His last day was yesterday. The department encouraged the public, which he protected for almost 30 years, was invited to gather along the sidewalks of Main and Portland Street to wave and wish him the best as he made his final ride through South Berwick.
The comments left on the page by his Community were heartfelt like these:
Wishing Lieutenant Burbank the very best! Thank you for coming in to read to the students of Central School all those years on Read Across America Day. It was always one of their favorite days of the year! The years your sons helped were extra special
Thank you for being so kind to my mother when she had dementia issues. You were a lifesaver
Chris, you are definitely one of the best and I will miss you enjoy your most deserved retirement. Nobody will fill your shoes and I speak for anyone who knows you, thank you for your service you made this town a better place good luck.
South Berwick is looking for full-time police officers to fill the position that Officer Burbank has exited. More information can be found here. When I was looking at the qualifications and the potential pay, it struck me that the pay range was from $47,000 to $62,500. To me, that seems very low. I'm sure it's not just South Berwick, I'm sure that's competitive pay, however, it would seem to me that if your job is to keep people safe, that the pay should be significantly higher, but that's just me.