Brothers and Sisters,

We were sad to hear of the passing of former Maine State House Speaker John Richardson this past June. He was a dedicated, loyal friend of our great Local and to working people across the state.

John Richardson was also a supporter of theĀ Maine State Troopers Foundation. That’s why, thanks to generous contributions from Local 4 members, we donated $3,000 to the Foundation in John’s memory this holiday.

L to R: Local 4 Business Representative Robert Burr, Lt. Mark Holmquist, Local 4 Business Manager Bill McLaughlin

Our donation was featured in the Portland Press Herald.

The Maine State Troopers Foundation supports a variety of statewide programming relating to social services, substance use disorder, economic adversity, victims of violence, and much more. We proudly make an annual donation towards their important work.

Thank you for helping us honor John’s friendship. I hope you and your family have a safe, prosperous 2021.

In Solidarity,


Bill McLaughlin
Business Manager
Operating Engineers Local 4