Huge turnout expected for funeral of detective killed on I-95

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Presque Isle Hundreds of public safety workers from around New England and Canada are expected to attend a funeral service for a Maine State Police detective who was killed while assisting a motorist.

The funeral for Detective Ben Campbell is scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland. Campbell was helping a motorist last week when he was struck and killed by a wheel that had dislodged from a logging truck.

Campbell was a 31-year-old Millinocket resident who had been a member of the Maine State Police for about seven years. He was survived by his wife and baby.

Campbell's death occurred on Interstate 95 on April 3. Representatives from other state police and highway patrol agencies are expected to attend the funeral, as is the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.