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Evening of music raises money for family of fallen officer

For years, fallen Sheriff's Corporal Eugene Cole and his brother Tom would play music at T&B’s Tavern in Skowhegan. (WGME)

SKOWHEGAN (WGME) - Governor LePage signed a bill Friday officially naming a bridge after a fallen officer.

The bridge over the Kennebec River in Norridgewock is now known as the Corporal Eugene Cole Memorial Bridge.

Friday night, members of the community came together to raise money in an effort to help Corporal Cole's family.

For years, fallen Sheriff's Corporal Eugene Cole and his brother Tom would play music at T&B’s Tavern in Skowhegan.

Friday night, Tom was back on stage to share his brother's music with Maine and beyond.

The evening of music is to raise travel expenses for Tom, his wife and Eugene Cole's wife Sheryl to travel to Nashville, Tennessee.

Next month, Tom will work with Producer Tony Mantor to record a CD of Corporal Cole's music.

All proceeds from CD sales will then go to Eugene's family.

Corporal Cole was a widely celebrated guitar player in the Skowhegan community, performing for the local group "Boderline Express" in the 1990s.

Current member Larry Tilton says once local musicians knew the cause, there was no stopping the support.

"That got the ball rolling, so here we are!" Tilton said.

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