BUCKSPORT — The Police Department’s newest sergeant hails from just over the bridge.
Bucksport Deputy Police Chief David Winchester has hired Waldo County Sheriff’s Office Cpl. Darrin Moody to serve as the Bucksport department’s patrol sergeant effective Feb. 18.
A patrol sergeant position opened up in Bucksport after former Bucksport Police Chief Sean Geagan was named public safety director and former Detective Sgt. Winchester was promoted to deputy police chief.
“I’m really excited,” said Moody. “It’s a great community.”
Bucksport is a town Moody knows well. He graduated from Bucksport High School in 1995.
“When I was growing up I always wanted to be a cop,” said the Prospect native.
He started working as a part-time officer for Stockton Springs and Searsport in 2004. Moody is still part-time police chief for Stockton Springs and will continue in that position.
Moody joined the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office in 2009 and was promoted to corporal in 2017. He patrolled the towns of Searsport, Stockton Springs, Prospect, Frankfort, Winterport, Swanville and Monroe. Moody graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in 2010.
“I really enjoyed working over there [Waldo County] but I wanted to further my career,” Moody said. “I thought it would be a great opportunity to come back where I graduated.”
The American Legion of Maine named Moody Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in 2014.
Moody and his wife, Melissa, have two sons, one grown and the other a senior at Searsport High School.