May 1, 2012
NH Police Memorial Service
Greenland Chief Michael P. Maloney to be added to NH Police Memorial
On Friday, May 18, 2012, the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial will be held at the site of the Police Memorial at 10:00 AM. The New Hampshire Police Memorial is located on State Street on the grounds of the Legislative Office Building, behind the State House in Concord. All sworn and civilian members of Law Enforcement, Department of Corrections, the Legislature, the Public and the Media are invited to attend. The program will last approximately one hour.
The speaking program will include Governor John Lynch, and Attorney General Michael Delaney, and keynote address by the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, John Kacavas. An Honorable Roll Call will recognize the names of New Hampshire’s 44 fallen police officers, while a flower is placed in the memorial wreath. The New Hampshire Police Association Pipes & Drum Band will play popular songs, including Amazing Grace.
Each year approximately 300 officers’ names are added to the National Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial in Washington, DC. In 2011, 173 Police officers were killed in the line of duty, with approximately 150 names are specifically added as the result of research done for officers killed in the line of duty decades if not hundreds of years ago.
This year, the State of New Hampshire will be adding a new name to its Police Memorial. Greenland Police Chief Michael P. Maloney, a 26 year veteran, was slain on April 12, 2012 while assisting the Attorney General’s Drug Task Force serving an arrest warrant and subsequent search warrant at a residence in his town. When gunfire erupted, Chief Maloney heroically left his post down the street to aid fellow officers who had been shot. Chief Maloney is directly credited with saving the life of at least one of the injured officers while pulling him out of the fire zone and into an awaiting police car who got him to the hospital in time to save his life. In all, five police officers were shot, including Chief Maloney, who died as a result of his injuries.
The Beaver Meadow Elementary School Chorus, comprised 4th & 5th grade students, will sing a medley of patriotic songs, along with a portion of the nationally acclaimed Londonderry High School Band. The event is sponsored by the New Hampshire Troopers’ Association, the New Hampshire Police Association, the Police Chief’s Association of New Hampshire, The 100 Club, and the NH Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Committee.
The New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Committee is still seeking approximately $25,000.00 in donations for the perpetual care fund and donations of any amount would be greatly appreciated.
Checks may be made payable to:
“New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial Committee”
C/O Chief Michael Greely, Deerfield Police Department
P.O. Box 357
Deerfield, NH 03037
Any questions should be directed to Lt. Bruce Twyon, at 271-8780 x224, of the New Hampshire State Police or Major Timothy Acerno (Ret.) of the Department of Fish & Game at 496-2697.