Frank Foss, Jr., 28, of Dresden, while part of an active search was armed with a handgun and pointed it at an officer. Foss was shot and killed by State Police Detective Scott Duff.
From the Maine State Police:
On Sunday, July 23, 2023 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from the Maine State Police Tactical Team and the Crisis Negotiation Team in tracking and executing search and arrest warrants for 28-year-old Frank Foss Jr. of Dresden. The Sheriff’s Office had an active arrest warrant for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and bail violations associated with a prior class C domestic violence incident. Based on their investigation, Detectives with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office had obtained a search warrant for 17 Hankerson Road in Chelsea. While searching the wooded area surrounding the residence, a Tactical Team member encountered Foss Jr. who was armed with a handgun and pointed it at a Tactical Team member. As a result, Foss Jr. was shot and killed by State Police Detective Scott Duff. Detective Duff will be on administrative leave, which is standard practice in any officer involved shooting. The Attorney General’s Office will be investigating the officer involved shooting. Please direct any further questions to the Attorney General’s Office.