Chief Sacco, Oxford Fire Department and New Gloucester Fire Department (ret.)

PORTLAND/S. PARIS MAINE- On March 10, 2019, as people were attending the services for Joel Barnes, Chief Sacco of Oxford Fire Department and formally of New Gloucester Fire department suffered a medical emergency and passed away at age 62. Michael Lundin, Pipe Major for the Maine Public Safety Pipe and Drum Corps. was once again asked to coordinate Pipes and Drums for Chief Sacco’s funeral services.

Bagpipers at the funeral of Oxford Fire Chief Gary Sacco in the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School on Saturday morning. (Sun Journal photo by Andree Kehn)

Hundreds were in attendance for the funeral services held at Oxford Comprehensive High School located in South Paris, Maine. 7 Pipers and two drummers from MPSP&D Corps, 1 piper from NH Professional Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums, 1 Piper from Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band from Portland, Maine honored Chief Sacco eloquently with a service led by Rick Shepherd.

Rest easy chief. You have fulfilled your duties.