N.H. News Roundup: Greenland remembers Maloney, Jindal plans visit
This undated photo provided by the Greenland Police Dept. shows Chief Michael Maloney. An official with knowledge of the investigation says Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney was the officer killed during a drug bust-turned-shootout Thursday April 12, 2012 in New Hampshire that also left four other officers wounded. Maloney was due to retire in less than two weeks. (AP Photo/Greenland Police Department)
Greenland police carry the body of their chief during a memorial service for Police Chief Michael Maloney, on Thursday, April 19, 2012 in Hampton, N.H. Maloney was days away from retirement when he was fatally shot last Thursday. He and other officers were trying to serve a warrant. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
An officer walks by the motorcycle of Greenland Police chief Michael Maloney, Wednesday April 18, 2012 in Hampton, N.H. during a wake service for the chief, who died when he and other officers were trying to serve a warrant at a Greenland home. Four other officers were injured.(AP Photo/Jim Cole)
One year ago today Greenland police Chief Michael Maloney was shot and killed during a standoff with Cullen Mutrie.
Mutrie also killed himself and his girlfriend, Brittany Tibbetts, and he wounded four officers, and the small town will never be the same.
Today, Greenland and the state remember the fallen hero and the events that took place. The state attorney general’s office is draping its building in purple bunting and Greenland residents have planned a moment of silence.
Gov. Hassan will honor Maloney today when she speaks to the graduating class of the police academy.
The Portsmouth Herald says today is about “Honor. Remember. Support.”
In other news:
∎ Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is headed to the Granite State next month for a GOP fundraiser.
∎ Democratic chairman Ray Buckley on March 29th tweeted, “NH FACT: Lynch/Hassan 2010/11 budget ended in $18m surplus. OBrien/Bradley 2012/13 budget has $40m deficit.” This is “mostly true” according to PolitiFact.
∎ The Auburn police arrested a man after he posted his marijuana growing operation on YouTube.
∎ An accident in Manchester caused a car to collide with a building.
∎ Danville’s police chief is being charged with negligent storage of firearms after the death of a juvenile at his home.
∎ If you need a pick-me-up to get through your Friday, check out this penguin.
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