The role of Reserve Police Officers in Maine has come into question as a result of the fatal shooting of a Whitfield, Maine man during an early morning traffic stop by a part-time police officer. Some critics have indicated that there is a lack of training amongst part-time officers that should be addressed. For more on this subject see the Portland Press online news articles:
"Role of part-time police officers at issue." September 27, 2007.
"Fatal shooting puts focus on firearms training". September 27, 2007.