The Topsham Police Department is proud to announce the retirement of Detective Mark LaFountain, shield number 350. Detective LaFountain began his career as a Summer Officer for the Kennebunkport Police Department in June 1990. In November 1991, Detective LaFountain graduated from the Vermont Police Academy and began working for the Hartford Vermont Police Department. Detective LaFountain came back to Maine on October 29, 1993 when he began with the Brunswick Police Department. In March 2006, Detective LaFountain moved over to the Topsham Police Department and today he enters retirement. Detective LaFountain's timeline does not tell his entire story. His contributions to several communities and dedication to juveniles, police training, and family are beyond words. Detective LaFountain has coached football for Mt. Ararat High School for five years, continues to referee football as well as basketball games, has been a leader and role model for athletes both on and off the fields. He has also provided leadership for police officers on SWAT Teams, as Lieutenant, FTO Supervisor, DARE Officer, and Detective. Thank you Detective Mark LaFountain for your years of service to this community and enter your retirement knowing; the Topsham Police Department will be forever grateful.