BANGOR, Maine — A longtime Bangor police detective is hanging up his badge effective Thursday.

Jim Carr, who has served with the Bangor force since 1988, is retiring from the department, according to Lt. Paul Edwards.

Carr’s last day on the job is Thursday.

Carr, a 1984 graduate of Mattanawcook Academy, earned an elementary education degree from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1988, Edwards said.

Carr joined the Bangor police force in August 1988, working in the patrol division until 1995, when he was assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Carr’s patrol career included a year of participating in the department’s DARE program and he was also a firearm instructor. He has been in the Criminal Investigation Division since 2009.

Edwards said Carr hasn’t announced any long-term retirement plans, “but we’re all certain hunting and fishing will be on the agenda,” he said.

Ryan McLaughlin

BDN sports reporter Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins. In "The Boston Blitz" he'll be sharing his perspective...