Bangor Police Department Holds Annual “Bike Auction”

The department auctioned off over 150 bikes, with proceeds going to their community service fund
Two officers of the department, Elizabeth Ashe (left) and Wade Betters (right), oversee the...
Two officers of the department, Elizabeth Ashe (left) and Wade Betters (right), oversee the auction.(WABI)
Updated: Jun. 12, 2021 at 1:52 PM EDT
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BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The Bangor Police Department held one of their annual fundraisers today.

The department’s “Bike Auction”, where entrants could bid on over one hundred and fifty bikes, was held in the Bangor Parks and Recreation Department.

The bikes are obtained through various methods, like seizures, being taken as evidence, or simply being left unclaimed over the course of the year, and the proceeds go towards the department’s community service fund, which funds the department’s numerous community outreach efforts.

While they weren’t able to hold it last year due to COVID restrictions, the department is glad they’re able to finally come together with the community for a classic tradition.

“These community events are so vital, because it allows us to interact with the community that we serve,” explained Elizabeth Ashe, the department’s Community Resource Officer, “Because many of the times that people call 911, they’re not having the best day, and when we have a Party in the Park or we have a bike auction or we do some fundraiser, it gives us or the public the opportunity to interact with a local officer that’s serving them on a daily basis.”

And if you’d like to learn about the Bangor PD’s upcoming events, you can find out more on their Facebook.

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