5 NH Cops Shot During Drug Raid
Police chief dead
- Duration 2:41
- Date Apr 13, 2012
Police chief dead
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Well let's start with this -- was in Greenland in New Hampshire it's about.
An hour's drive north of Boston this was not the first time.
That police had been called to the home of 29 year old -- and -- treat.
The police arrived there last night members of a drug task force to serve a search warrant among the officers was -- police chief Michael Maloney.
They believe some type of drug deal was taking place when the police arrived shots were fired from with in the home.
Chief Maloney was killed according to one report -- he was shot in the head four other officers from other department were wounded.
A swat team then arrived on the scene including a armored vehicle.
Those in the home barricaded themselves inside authorities briefly communicated with -- tree and then things went eerily silent -- Negotiators at that time were attempting to make contact.
We wish him inside the residents.
What were unsuccessful to do so were unable to do so and therefore at approximately 2 AM the decision was made to place a robot.
Increase the -- to get inside the residence.
And when authorities finally did end to the residents -- -- -- inside dead heat female companion.
It was also dead so what happened here was either a murder suicide or a double suicide.
But this we do know for certain at this hour.
The beloved police chief of that community was killed -- At a cheap as we mentioned was just days away from retirement what is the reaction from the town.
The police chief was just days eight days away to be precise and as you would expect the entire community there.
Is in shock this is a very small knit community they're only about 3500 people who live there.
The chief had served in that capacity for the last twelve years.
Almost everyone in town knew him one resident said this he was just the greatest guy kind hearted always visible in the community.
And again put in perspective how devastating this is.
They're only seven of the full time officers in Greenland as for the other officers from other nearby departments part of this task force who were wounded.
Too we are told had gunshots treated and released to others though have their shot in the chest much more serious injuries they are now in intensive care.
New Hampshire's governor called what happened tragic and underscoring just how.
Upsetting assisted the entire community there.
The local elementary school this morning it's closed as the entire community begins the process of mourning and grieving -- be.
Chief who died with eight days to go before.
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