(Augusta, Maine) - John Cote was sworn in Monday as the new Chief of the Maine State Police.

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Governor Paul LePage administered the oath. Cote is a 29-year veteran of the force, spending the past two years as Deputy Chief.

He is a former Commanding Officer of Troop F in Houlton.

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Cote's 82 year old father, Morris Cote, pinned the Chiefs badge on his son Monday.