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Dec 22, 2014 5:50 PM

NH police departments react to murder of NYPD officers


GREENLAND- Memorials continue to grow for the two New York City Police officers gunned down in broad daylight over the weekend.

"It's a reminder that there's an inherent danger affiliated with this profession," said Concord Police Lt. Tim O'Malley.

Police say the suspect, Ismaaiyl Brinsley walked up to Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos on Saturday in Brooklyn as they sat in their patrol car and shot and killed them. He then used the same gun on himself.

Police officers around the country including in New Hampshire are reacting to the murders. Police in Concord and Manchester are reminding officers to be alert.

"The best we can do for our officers is to remind them to be alert, always constantly be vigilant, which is something all officers understand and every now and then have to remind themselves of," O'Malley said.

A social media post by the alleged suspect has authorities calling this a targeted act. Greenland Chief Tara Laurent says police officers may have been targeted, but the attack is much wider.

"It's scary and I think it's just an attack on society. When the people that are trying to protect everybody are getting attacked then obviously it kind of shakes us to our core," Laurent said.

Officer Liu was a newlywed of just two months. Officer Ramos leaves behind a teenage son.

"Every single one of those officers as well as the family members are going through the worst times of their lives," Laurent said.

Greenwood is no stranger to line of duty deaths. Their last chief Michael Maloney was shot and killed in the line of duty in 2012. Chief Laurent says whether it happens in Greenland, NH or New York City, the community must come together to help them heal.


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