Albion, Maine– Kingston (King) W. Paul Jr. passed away quietly at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine on November 16, 2016, at the age of 65. \r\n\r\nKing was born in Waterville, Maine on August 7, 1951, and is predeceased by his parents Kingston W. Paul Sr. and Hilda (Hanscom-Paul) Gerrish.\r\n\r\nKing retired from the City of Waterville following 20 years of service and upon retirement began his second career and true calling: law enforcement. King dedicated himself to his second career, first by graduating from the 82nd Maine Criminal Justice Academy (proudly claiming to be the oldest to ever do so at the age of 45), working for the Oakland Police Department and later joining the Fairfield Police Department where he spent the last 20 years of his career and retiring for a second (and third!) time from the Department as Detective Captain. King was a decorated and respected officer, Detective and leader who made immeasurable contributions to the Central Maine community. He took extreme personal pride in helping those in need and cited his most treasured (and intentionally anonymous) law enforcement accomplishment to be the creation of Fairfield Police Department’s Cops Care for Kids program. Beginning with money from his own pocket, and later with donated funds, King worked with fellow officers to ensure disadvantaged children in the area received not only a gift, but love, attention and recognition for Christmas. From these humble beginnings came the Cops Care for Kids program, which through King’s foresight and planning will carry on in his stead and will continue to bring smiles and love to hundreds of Central Maine children every year. \r\n\r\nKing was a lifelong resident of Central Maine and insisted there was no better place to live. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt, fish and spend time in the outdoors enjoying Maine’s wilderness and wildlife. Later in life King spent a great deal of time and effort working his land, carving out a peaceful place to call his own which included a hand built rustic log cabin and a pond stocked with trout. He loved to sit quietly at his cabin, catch a trout for dinner and cook it over an open fire while enjoying the outdoors. As much as he enjoyed the peacefulness and solitude of his cabin, he especially enjoyed sharing it with friends and loved ones. Nothing made him happier than to watch his friends, family, and especially their children enjoying what he’d built.\r\n\r\nKing is survived by his son Kenneth Paul of Clinton, Maine; daughters, Erica McAllister of Federal Way, Washington and Crystal Hillman of Waterville, Maine; and his grandchildren, Cassandra of Clinton, Maine and Ajuan of Federal Way, Washington. \r\n\r\nA celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at Williamson Performing Arts Center, 9 School St., Fairfield, Maine from 5:00-8:00 pm. Those in attendance will be given the opportunity to speak beginning at 6:30 pm and until the stories run out. \r\n\r\nIn lieu of flowers: the family wishes donations be made to Fairfield Police Department’s Cops Care for Kids program; donations can be delivered or mailed directly to: Cops Care for Kids c/o Fairfield Police Department, 1 Police Plaza, Fairfield, ME 04937.