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Unfortunately there is something called "implied consent" with utility companies that gives them the right to enter private property to check on their meters, do work, or connect or disconnect services without the property owner's specific agreement. So when they agree to provide services to the property, the owner impliedly agrees to allow them to enter it for business purposes.
So what the gas company employee was doing was legal and you can't bar him from the property. When the police arrived, they quickly assessed the situation and realized the the gas man was in the right and they they acted as an escort so that things wouldn't escalate. So he legally wasn't trespassing and I hate to say it, but you were in the wrong here..
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