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Cumberland Farms to Honor Officer Killed on Duty

One-day fundraiser will benefit the Corporal Eugene Cole Memorial Fund

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- Retailer Cumberland Farms is holding a fundraiser at its 43 locations in Maine on May 18 to honor Eugene Cole, an officer for the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office who was killed while on duty in Norridgewock, Maine, last month.

Cumberland Farms will donate 10 cents for every hot and iced coffee and Chill Zone beverage purchased to the Corporal Eugene Cole Memorial Fund. Cole, 61, entered law enforcement later in life after closing his TV repair shop in 2000.

“As part of the Maine community, we were deeply saddened by this tragedy,” said Ari Haseotes, CEO of Cumberland Farms. “We hope this fundraiser will help Cpl. Cole’s family during this very difficult time.”

Maine residents who wish to participate can find a local Cumberland Farms by visiting cumberlandfarms.com/stores or by following Cumberland Farms on Twitter and Instagram (@CumberlandFarms). To donate directly to the Corporal Eugene Cole Memorial Fund, customers may send a check payable to The Corporal Cole Memorial Fund, c/o Bangor Savings Bank, 113 Madison Ave., Skowhegan, Maine.

Westborough, Mass.-based Cumberland Farms is family-owned and -operated with more than 600 stores primarily in New York, New England and Florida. The chain ranked No. 13 in a year-end update of CSP’s2017 Top 202 list of the largest c-store chains in the United States.

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