Retired Rumford PD Officers

Retired Chief

Timothy Bourassa

Chief Bourassa 2005

Chief Bourassa's 1999 Cop Card

Photographed by: Heidi Provencher-Chase

Chief Bourassa is a Law Enforcement Veteran serving the
Rumford Police Department since 1980. Various positions he has held include
Lieutenant/Detective, Agent-Special Agent in Charge for the Maine Drug Enforcement, Captain
and was appointed Chief of Police in April 1994.
Bourassa retired as Chief from the Rumford Police Department on December 23rd, 2005.

Retired Lieutenant/Detective

Wayne Gallant

Photographed by: Heidi Provencher-Chase

On February 4th, 2005, Wayne retired after 25 plus years of service with
the department to become Chief for the Wilton, ME Police Department.
On January 1st, 2007, Wayne became Sheriff of Oxford County, Maine.
As a Town of Rumford Police Officer he spent 17 of those 25 years as Lieutenant / Detective.
Prior to Law Enforcement Wayne served in the U.S. Army
and is a veteran of Vietnam. Wayne has been in Law Enforcement since 1980,
graduating from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy.
Wayne graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with a degree in
Criminal Justice. Wayne was a very successful D.A.R.E.
Instructor and was helped implementation in the River Valley Area schools.
He served as a D.A.R.E. Instructor from its beginning in the Rumford
Area in 1988 until 1997. Wayne remained connected with the D.A.R.E. program,
overseeing its operation until his retirement. Those duties were passed on to
D.A.R.E. Officer Douglas Maifeld.

Wayne has three sons. He loves sports and outdoor activities, which includes
taking a daily walk around Rumford.

Wayne says, "Being a WINNER doesn't just mean you have to be first to cross the finish line.
Just crossing the line makes you a WINNER"

Gallant's Safety Tip

A vehicle is not a playground, so be a responsible passenger and do as he always does....BUCKLE UP!

Retired Sergeant

Michael Buotte

Photographed by: Heidi Provencher-Chase

Mike retired in October of 1999 after 25 years as a member
of the Rumford Police Department. He has enjoyed his career in Law Enforcement.
In fact, he was hired full-time with the Mexico Police Department shortly
after his retirement. He worked for a couple years and is no longer in law enforcement.

He has three children and enjoys most outdoor activities,
especially riding his motorcycle.

Retired Sgt. Buotte's Safety Tip

1) Kids always try to listen and obey your parents. With them your well being and safety come first.
2) Kids try to do the right things in life. It's easy to be a follower, but hard to be a leader.

Retired Patrolman

Michael Richard

Photographed by: Heidi Provencher-Chase

Mike became a Police Officer with the Town of Rumford in 1972.
In the Summer of 2000, after 28 years, Mike retired from the Rumford Police
Department. Mike also worked a short time for the Mexico Police Department.

Mike is the father of three daughters and one son, who is a Auburn, ME police officer.
He is also the proud grandfather of three girls.
Mike's hobbies include, hunting, skiing and gunsmithing.

Retired Ptl. Richard's Personal/Safety Message

1) Life is what you make it. Always try and no one can ask for more.
2) To succeed in life is but only to try. Drinking and Driving don't mix.