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Tim Cotton has been a cop for 33 years, looking out for the good people of Bangor, Maine. He’s also written a very funny best-selling book called The Detective in the Dooryard, and now, he’s releasing another one called Got Warrants? Which begs the question, is Tim Cotton a cop who writes, or a writer…
In 2014, after years as a patrol officer and then a detective, Tim Cotton took a different job at the Bangor Police Department and became its public information officer. Among his new responsibilities was maintaining the department’s Facebook page, about which he couldn’t have been less enthusiastic.
Tim Cotton is a Lieutenant at the Bangor Police Department in Bangor, Maine. He’s best known for his creation of the Duck of Justice and his Facebook essays, which are written in an everyman’s voice and do a lot to advance humor and kindness in the lives of any fortunate enough to read them. He…
From the Wood Shed
From the Woodshed is a candid conversation with Chase Morrill and Ryan Eldridge from the Kennebec Cabin Company, the team that inspired the hit TV show Maine Cabin Masters. Topics range from the joys of Maine living to useful construction tips, while giving fans a behind-the-scenes flavor of their hit show.
OK, this is a different kind of story about Facebook. It involves today’s holiday. Let’s remember, fireworks are illegal in many parts of this country; case in point, firing off a Roman candle even in the name of patriotism could get you slapped with a fine or maybe even worse if you’re in Bangor, Maine.
When you think of a social media powerhouse, we doubt the Bangor Police Department is up there with the Huffington Post and Buzzfeed. Still, the Maine force has over 90,000 Facebook followers, and its most recent Facebook post regarding Winter Storm Jonas has been shared over 17,000 times. Wicked powerful words. And although Maine will not get…
The Epoch Times
Happening upon “The Detective in the Dooryard: Reflections of a Maine Cop” by Timothy Cotton is like discovering a nice little treasure chest. Open this delightful book and you will find a whole bunch of different gems that will enrich you. Popular TV host Mike Rowe finds it “a very funny book.” He said he’d assumed that…
Maine Voices Live with Tim Cotton
In the span of three years, with a little help from the Duck of Justice, Cotton has grown the department’s following from 10,000 to (almost) 275,000—more than eight times the population of Bangor. He’s now the Criminal Investigations Commander within the department, but he still makes plenty of time for social media. Tim Cotton was…
For someone who claims to know nothing about social media, Tim Cotton sure has a lot of Facebook fans. When he took over Bangor Maine Police Department Facebook page in 2014, it had less than 10,000 followers. Since then, the page has racked up nearly 173,000 “likes,” which is more than five times the population of Bangor. Cotton’s posts,…