(Vassalboro, Maine) - Trooper Lauren Edstrom of Biddeford has been named "Trooper of the Year" and the "Legendary Trooper" award has been given to Michael Vittum of Brewer.

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Trooper Edstrom is a 21 year veteran of the Maine State Police. Before being promoted to detective in 2012, she patrolled York County for 15 years as a member of Troop A.

The Trooper of the Year award is the highest honor given to a member of the Maine State Police.

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"Legendary Trooper" Michael Vittum retired from the Maine State Police force in 1986 after a 20 year career.  He had been named "Trooper of the Year" in 1982.

The major awards were among those handed out Tuesday at the Maine Criminal Juctice Academy in Vassalboro.