State leaders weigh on this morning's shooting of two Manchester police officers
MANCHESTER - Prayers and well wishes are pouring in for the two officers shot in the west side of Manchester early this morning.
“I am thankful for the bravery and service of these two Manchester police officers who courageously put their lives on the line early this morning, as all of our public safety officers do every day, to protect their fellow citizens and to keep our communities and our state safe. I have spoken with them both and am grateful that they are expected to recover. My thoughts are with them and their families, and I join all Granite Staters in wishing them a speedy and full recovery.” - Gov. Maggie Hassan
“This morning, like many of you, I awoke to shocking news concerning the shooting of two of Manchester’s finest. I deplore such violence, which sadly still pervades our society. I stand firmly behind Chief Nick Willard and the brave men and women of the Manchester Police Department, who stand between us and evil. My wife Morgan and I wish both of the officers a quick recovery. They and their families are in our prayers.” - Former Manchester Mayor and Congressman Frank Guinta
“Every time our brave men and women in uniform step into the line of duty they are putting themselves in harm’s way to protect us and our communities. Today is a sobering reminder of the risks we ask our police officers to take every day. My thoughts are with the two Manchester Police Officers who were shot this morning and their families. I wish them a quick and full recovery and for the safety of the Manchester Police Department and community as the suspect in these shootings is pursued.” - U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen
“I am incredibly troubled by the shooting of two Manchester Police Department officers earlier this morning. Our law enforcement officials courageously respond to dangerous situations each and every day, and the perpetrators responsible for this unconscionable act of violence must be brought to justice. I send my thoughts and prayers to the two officers who were shot and their families as they recover from their injuries. Additionally, I urge all residents of Manchester to be mindful of their surroundings and take necessary precautions to stay safe until the perpetrators have been apprehended.” - Congresswoman Annie Kuster