GREENLAND, N.H. (CBS/AP) — Mourners have gathered for a memorial in honor of a New Hampshire police chief who was shot to death days before retiring.

Greenland police Chief Michael Maloney was trying to serve a search warrant Thursday night when a suspect opened fire, killing him and wounding four officers.

Other community leaders and residents congregated Saturday at a school. Maloney was remembered as active in the community. Selectman John Vitale says he always left a gathering with a chuckle and a handshake.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

Others who didn’t know him say they came out in support of the community.

Rev. Robert Fellows, pastor of the Greenland Community Congregational Church, says he led a prayer and moment of silence at the meeting. Fellows sees the meeting as a “coming together” for the town.

Wake and funeral arrangements were also announced for Chief Maloney.

Chief Maloney wake arrangements:
Wake – Wednesday, April 18
Public visiting hours 5pm – 9pm
Remick and Gendron Funeral Home
811 Lafayette rd.
Hampton, NH 03842

Walk-by will take place at 1pm – 3pm

Chief Maloney funeral arrangements:
Funeral – Thursday, April 19
Funeral /memorial service starts at 12pm
Winnacunnet High School Athletic Field
1 Alumni Dr.
Hampton, NH

Law enforcement will assemble at a site TBD and will march to the service site.

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