CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch is telling a solemn gathering at the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony that the killing of Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney is still a raw and painful reminder of the risk law enforcement officers take every day to protect the public’s safety.
Lynch also has ordered flags to fly at half-staff in honor of New Hampshire Law Enforcement Memorial Day on Friday.
The memorial honors law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Forty-four names are engaged on it with the oldest name dating to 1889.
Added to the memorial this year is Maloney’s name. He was shot to death in April after assisting four injured officers to safety.
They were attempting to serve warrants when suspect Cullen Mutrie opened fire.
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