04/19/2012

NH cop: Chief saved my life

Wounded officer says slain police chief Michael Maloney dragged him to safety in shootout

The Boston Herald

GREENLAND, N.H. — The beloved police chief killed last week when Granite State cops raided a Post Road home hunting for prescription pills and cocaine likely saved another officer's life that fatal night, pulling the injured cop from the home's porch and into a nearby cruiser before jumping back into the deadly fire fight, his successor said yesterday.

'It was really important for me to make sure that everybody knew what a hero he was,' said new Greenland police Chief Tara Laurent, sworn in just hours after her predecessor, Chief Michael Maloney, was killed Thursday in the aborted early evening drug raid.

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