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Slain N.H. Police Chief Is Laid To Rest

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Michael Maloney was fatally shot last Thursday. (Greenland, N.H., Police Department/AP)
Michael Maloney was fatally shot last Thursday. (Greenland, N.H., Police Department/AP)

Update at 2 p.m.: The memorial service for slain Chief Michael Maloney has concluded. He was, as the AP reports, "remembered as a hero who put fellow officers' lives first, a devoted family man and a dear friend."

Among the speakers were U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who relayed how Maloney helped others to safety during the shootout, and New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch, who, according to SeacoastOnline, said: "People loved Michael because Michael loved people ... Michael made people his priority."

"He put his life on the line and his extraordinary record of service and what he did should be an inspiration for all of us," added N.H. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, according to SeacoastOnline. "New Hampshire lost one of its finest sons when they lost Michael Maloney."

Original post:

A memorial service is under way for Greenland, N.H., Police Chief Michael Maloney, who was killed in a shootout last week while attempting to serve a warrant just days before his retirement.

The AP says thousands have gathered for the service outside Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, where Maloney attended. Just after 12:20 p.m., SeacoastOnline reports that the hearse carrying Maloney's body arrived at the school's football field.

Four other officers were injured in the shootout with a gunman who then apparently killed the woman who was at his home and himself, authorities say.

We'll update this post with more from the memorial.

This program aired on April 19, 2012. The audio for this program is not available.

Benjamin Swasey Digital Manager
Ben is WBUR's digital news manager.



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