New Maine State Police Trooper Dana Austin. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE MAINE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACADEMY

New trooper



VASSALBORO — Dana Austin of Ellsworth is one of eight new Maine State Police troopers after graduating Friday from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

Trooper Austin is a former police officer with the Mount Desert Police Department and deputy with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office. He is assigned to Troop J in Ellsworth and will patrol Hancock and Washington counties.

Austin is a graduate of Ellsworth High School and the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

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