Mainers plan big presence at Chief's memorial | News
(NEWS CENTER) -- Law enforcement officers from Maine plan to have a big presence at Greenland, New Hampshire Police Chief Michael Maloney's memorial service Thursday.
Officers from all over the state are meeting at Cabela's parking lot in Scarborough Thursday morning and caravaning down together, picking up more police from departments in York county as they head down the Turnpike.
Chief Maloney's death, as well as the injuries to the other officers, really hit home particularly for officers in York County.
Officers in towns on the seacoast often work with those in New Hampshire, and more than a few of them know the injured officers, and knew Chief Maloney.
Chief Doug Bracy of the York Police Department said this death hits particularly close to home, but every time an officer dies in the line of duty, it's a sad wake up call to the dangers that law enforcement officers face. Chief Bracy said, "It's somber. Any time we lose anybody in law enforcement. It's a time to reflect, think about ourselves and those we've lost. It's been too many in the 35 years I've been in law enforcement."