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Greenland, N.H. chief of police shot

Police chief killed, 4 officers injured

BY GREENLAND, N.H. CHIEF OF POLICE SHOT | GREENLAND, N.H. | April 13, 2012


"he had eight days left,"

—Karen Anderson


The police chief of Greenland, N.H., who was a week away from retirement, was shot and killed and four officers were injured in a drug raid, officials said.

New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney said the officers arrived at a house Thursday and a suspect opened fire from inside, then remained barricaded early Friday, The Boston Globe reported.

Killed was Michael Maloney, 48, a 12-year veteran who was one week from his retirement, Delaney said.

"In his final days he sacrificed his life in public service as a law enforcement officer in New Hampshire," the attorney general said.

The injured officers were not with the Greenland force. Two of them were hospitalized and two were treated and released.

Delaney said authorities were trying to negotiate with the suspect to surrender.

Karen Anderson, administrator for the town of 3,500 near Portsmouth, said Maloney was one of seven full-time officers on the town's force.

"He had eight days left," Anderson said.

"This is a tragic incident and my thoughts and prayers are with the officers involved and their families," New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch said in a statement.

Police evacuated residents within a half-mile of the house after the shooting began, the Globe said.

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