Judicial Branch presents volunteer service awards

PORTLAND, Maine — A Fort Kent man has received a service award from the Maine Judicial Branch.

State Court Administrator James T. Glessner made the announcement Nov. 2 as he presented the 2017 employee performance and volunteer service awards.

The 2017 Roy Rice Award is given to that person, group, or organization that has made an outstanding contribution to the safety and well-being of the employees of the Judicial Branch and public and others who participate in court activities. Glessner announced Reno Rioux as this year’s winner of the Rice Award.

Rioux, who lives in Fort Kent, is a sergeant for the judicial marshals in Aroostook County. He has been employed by the branch since 2007.

“Mr. Rioux is responsible for managing the security needs for the 5 courts in ‘The County,’ and shows leadership, initiative, and dedication each and every day,” Glessner said.

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