Memorial service held for fallen NH Police Chief
GREENLAND, N.H. (WHDH) -- The community of Greenland, N.H. came together on Monday to mourn the death of Chief Michael Maloney.
Chief Maloney was shot and killed last week during a drug raid. Four other officers were shot; two were hit in the chest.
Flowers adorned the steps of the town hall, and flags remained at half staff in memory of Chief Michael Maloney who was due to retire on Friday.
At a memorial service Sunday night, the Newmarket , N.H. Police Chief said “Michael Maloney died a hero, dragging wounded officers to safety.”
“It strikes me, it does not surprise me,” said Town Administrator Karen Anderson. “Chief Maloney was phenomenal. I’m not surprised.”
Anderson said despite the shootout at 517 Post Road, residents are being protected and shouldn’t hesitate to call for service.
“The department has never been closed. We’ll be there, it may be a different color cruiser, the officer may have a different uniform on, but they’re there to serve now,” Anderson said.
The attorney general announced 29-year-old Cullen Mutrie, a known steroid abuser, murdered not only Chief Maloney, but his one-again-off-again girlfriend Brittany Tibbetts. Tibbetts was inside the house with Mutrie when officers in a drug task force showed up to serve a warrant.
“She wasn’t like him. Not even close,” said Aaron Whittier, Tibbetts’ cousin. “She was in the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong guy.”
At a memorial service in Maine Sunday night, friends and family gathered to remember Tibbetts.
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