SHAHEEN TO HONOR FALLEN GREENLAND POLICE CHIEF MICHAEL MALONEY AT LAW ENFORCEMENT MEMORIALMay 14, 2013
(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will pay tribute to fallen Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney this evening at memorial service in Washington as part of National Police Week, an annual remembrance for officers who have died in the line of duty. Maloney, a 26-year law enforcement professional, was killed by gunfire during a drug raid on April 12, 2012 in Greenland, NH.
Four other officers were wounded in the incident, and Chief Maloney was killed while trying to remove one of the injured officers from the scene. The raid was Maloney’s last scheduled duty before his planned retirement eight days later.
“Chief Maloney made a honorable commitment to protect our state and his department, and he died upholding that promise and saving the lives of others. He is truly a hero,” Shaheen said. “We will always remember his courage and bravery, and that of all law enforcement officials who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Today and every day, we honor Chief Maloney and thank all New Hampshire law enforcement officers for everything they do to make the Granite State a safer place for our children, families and loved ones.”
Tonight’s memorial service will be hosted by the Greenland Police Department and the New Hampshire Police Association. Maloney's name was added this week to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, which recognizes all law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty.
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