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For Immediate Release
May 10, 2019
For more information contact:
Colonel Kevin Jordan, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department
603- 271-3128 or
Captain Gregory Ferry, New Hampshire State Police
603- 223-8761

New Hampshire Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony

On Friday, May 17, 2019, commencing at 9:45 a.m., the annual New Hampshire Fallen Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Ceremony will be held at New Hampshire's Memorial Wall located on the grounds of the Legislative Office Building, behind the State House in Concord on State Street.

All sworn and civilian members of law enforcement, department of corrections, the legislature, the public and media are invited to attend. The program will last approximately one hour. In case of rain, the Ceremony will be held inside the State House in Representatives Hall.

Speakers will include his Excellency Governor Christopher Sununu and Attorney General Gordon McDonald who will be reading New Hampshire's Roll of Honor, recognizing the names of New Hampshire's 50 fallen police officers.

This year, the names of 371 officers killed in the line of duty are being added to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC. These 371 officers include 163 officers who were killed during 2018, plus those officers who died in previous years but whose stories of sacrifice had been lost to history until now.

This year one name will be added to New Hampshire's Memorial Wall, Deputy Sheriff Donald E. Callahan of the Merrimack County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Sheriff Callahan, a retired Concord Police Lieutenant, went to work for the Merrimack County Sheriff's Office in 1993 with plans of working as a Court Bailiff. On October 2, 1993, Deputy Sheriff Callahan was participating in a mandatory physical agility test and during the run exercise; he suffered a medical issue and collapsed on the track. He received immediate medical attention to include CPR and was transported to Concord Hospital. Unfortunately, Deputy Sheriff Callahan passed away with the cause being listed as an apparent heart attack he suffered while participating in this required physical agility test.

The New Hampshire Police Association Pipes and Drums and the nationally acclaimed Londonderry High School Marching Lancers will each perform several musical selections at the Ceremony. Guest performer Olivia Tsetsilas will sing the National Anthem and God Bless America.

The event is being sponsored by the New Hampshire Troopers Association, the New Hampshire Police Association, the Police Chief's Association of New Hampshire, the New Hampshire Sheriff's Association, the Hundred Club of New Hampshire, the City of Concord and the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers' Memorial Committee.

The New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Committee is seeking monetary donations for the perpetual care fund; donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated.

To make a donation, please make checks payable to the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Memorial Association (NHLEOMA) and mail to:

New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Association
PO Box 3864
Concord, New Hampshire 03302-3864

Please direct any questions to Colonel Kevin Jordan, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department at 271-3128 or Captain Gregory Ferry, New Hampshire State Police at 223-8761.

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