05/14/2007

N.H. town plans ceremony to honor fallen police officer

"It is the ultimate act of defiance for someone to shoot a police officer when he's doing his duties."

By Maria Cramer and Michael Levenson, Globe staff
The Boston Globe

FRANCONIA, N. H. — Authorities met earlier today to make funeral arrangements for police Corporal Bruce McKay, who was gunned down Friday by a local man who was then fatally shot by a passing driver trying to help the stricken policeman.


Flowers are seen on an old fire engine at the police and fire station in Franconia, N.H., Saturday. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
The flag outside the white clapboard town hall was at half mast, and condolences were pouring in to the families and friends of McKay, 48, a veteran police officer, who was shot four times by Liko Kenney, 24, after a traffic stop Friday evening, police and prosecutors said yesterday. Kenney then ran over the officer and was shot by witness Gregory W. Floyd when Kenney refused to drop his gun, according to authorities.

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