The Maine Sheriff's Association has put out a warning of a scam by some heartless individuals. The despicable idea is to get money by setting up fake fundraisers in the wake of a terrible tragedy.

Please get the word out that this exploitation of the loss Cpl. Eugene Cole is going on.

Here's the caution from the Somerset County Sheriff's Department via the Maine Sheriff's Association Facebook page.

An updated post tells us of the only legitimate fund that they know of.