Apr 26, 2015 3:19 PM
Nearly 1,000 run to remember fallen Greenland chief
GREENLAND - Just under 1,000 runners participated in the Fourth Annual Chief Maloney Unity Run from Stratham to Greenland on Sunday.
The memorial run remembers fallen Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney, who was shot and killed during a drug raid in April 2012.
"It’s just amazing to see so many people take time out of their day to come and remember the chief," said Lt. Dawn Sawyer, who leads the organization of the annual run.
Maloney's family members - including his mother, daughter and sister - were waiting at the finish line, watching supporter after supporter reach their goal in honor of the fallen chief.
“It is just awesome that the people still think and care about Mike, and remember him," said Joan Buchanan, Maloney's mother.
Maloney's sister agreed.
“I just wish he was here," said Kathleen Lahey. "Just to see all the love and support that everybody still has for him.”
The 10k run started at the Stratham Police Dept. and stretched over 6 miles to the Greenland Police Dept.
Maloney was Police Chief in the town for 12 years. His badge number – 260 – was visible throughout the crowd.
Those who participated on Sunday helped raised money for the Chief Michael Maloney Memorial Fund.
The fund offers scholarships to help students get a higher education.