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Police Chief Killed, 4 Officers Shot In Standoff
thebostonchannel.com ^ | 12 April 2012 | Jamy Pombo Sesselman

Posted on 04/12/2012 11:30:30 PM PDT by smokingfrog

GREENLAND, N.H. -- The Greenland chief of police was killed and four other officers were wounded as they tried to serve a warrant Thursday at a home in a New Hampshire town near the Massachusetts border.

The shootout happened at 517 Post Road in Greenland at about 6:30 p.m. Police officers and drug agents went to the home to serve a search warrant, and that is when the incident began.

"They entered the home, and they encountered an armed subject. The armed subject fired rounds at the officers," Attorney General Michael Delaney said.

The alleged gunman spent hours barricaded inside the home with a woman, but sources told NewsCenter 5's Michele McPhee that SWAT teams entered the home and expanded their search when the gunman was not found.

Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney, who was set to retire in eight days, was killed.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: banglist; donutwatch; leo; officerdown
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1 posted on 04/12/2012 11:30:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog

Wow... Prayers up.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 11:41:29 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: smokingfrog

“I just got home with my children, and I heard some popping sound,” Hardy said. “I noticed four officers running from the house, and I saw three of them fall to the ground. It started to become such a crazy scene.”


3 posted on 04/12/2012 11:49:53 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: smokingfrog

Just checking other news reports on this sad story, I learned that police had previously gone to the home of the resident to confiscate his guns after a domestic violence charge, and saw steroids in the home. That resulted in steroid possession charges.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 11:50:41 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss
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To: Lancey Howard

Learned a lot about Massachusetts reading the comments on boston.com...

http://www.boston.com/Boston/metrodesk/2012/04/multiple-police-officers-shot-greenland-dispatcher-says/haBt6SuSPTgN5qcDaamfEO/index.html?comments=all#readerComm


5 posted on 04/12/2012 11:51:11 PM PDT by wizwor
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To: smokingfrog
"We are stunned that this even happened in Greenland. We are small town New Hampshire," Penacho said.

Seems more and more shootings are occurring in small towns and rural areas.

I thought this only happened in big cities?

6 posted on 04/12/2012 11:51:39 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: smokingfrog

No!

Prayers sent. How tragic.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 11:52:44 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: smokingfrog
at a home in a New Hampshire town near the Massachusetts border.

Enough of this -- ban all Massachusetts.

8 posted on 04/12/2012 11:56:26 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: wizwor
Thanks for the heads up on the comments. Yikes.

Now everybody knows what happens when you vote against the candidates who want to legalize drugs. Defend liberty with ballots, or your fellow citizens can and will defend liberty with bullets. The Second Amendment wasn't written for duck hunters.

Why were the police invading somebody's home? If you invade somebody's home, you should expect to get shot at. Stupid MORANS!!!!

Epic fail on this raid, the officers in charge of this raid should lose their badges.

That's just a representative sample.

9 posted on 04/13/2012 12:22:52 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: smokingfrog

RIP.


10 posted on 04/13/2012 12:34:21 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: smokingfrog
http://oi42.tinypic.com/51recy.jpg
BREAKING: NH Attorney General said Cullen Mutrie, responsble for shooting five police officers, found dead in a Greenland home.
by TrentWMUR via twitter 4/13/2012 9:06:28 AM 5:06 AM

11 posted on 04/13/2012 2:11:15 AM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Lancey Howard

When the Hell are they going to stop trying to arrest these people in their houses? If I’m bear hunting, I don’t go into his cave. I wait until he comes out.


12 posted on 04/13/2012 2:34:53 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: smokingfrog

Seems fishy to me.. the man and woman are killed, police Chief is killed and 4 other cops are wonded.

Seems to me something was obviously done wrong.


13 posted on 04/13/2012 3:06:51 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: Meet the New Boss
Just checking other news reports on this sad story, I learned that police had previously gone to the home of the resident to confiscate his guns after a domestic violence charge, and saw steroids in the home. That resulted in steroid possession charges.

You have got to be kidding right?

"Steroids?"

Five police officers serving a warrant for steroids?

A meth lab, maybe? But since when is being in the possession of steroids a major felony which could not have been handled by issuing a summons?

What next? Swat teams sent in when antihistamines are spotted in someones domicile?

14 posted on 04/13/2012 3:13:11 AM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

People who sell steroids use them. Roid rage makes a person into the Hulk and can throw cops around like rag dolls.
I would have had five cops and a tranq gun. With one extra cop outside with a shotgun.


15 posted on 04/13/2012 3:21:02 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
We all have seen steroid police on rampage, so maybe they wanted the steroids for themselves.
Was this a no-knock raid?

RIP to the sheriff.

16 posted on 04/13/2012 3:26:27 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MaxMax

Police Chief, not the sheriff died. In New England, the sheriff generally runs the jails, and excutes evictions and little else. Law enforcement is generally handled by the police. Your sentiment was fine, regardless.


17 posted on 04/13/2012 3:37:42 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: CalvaryJohn

“When the Hell are they going to stop trying to arrest these people in their houses? If I’m bear hunting, I don’t go into his cave. I wait until he comes out.”

The unfortunate response to events such as this will be to further escalate the use of force, not decrease it.


18 posted on 04/13/2012 3:48:44 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lancey Howard; wizwor
Apparently they've disabled comments and removed the ones they got. Thanks for peek. I would have expected Globe readers to be all "See what happens when private citizens are allowed to have guns?", which is basically the meme over at the boring broadsheet.
19 posted on 04/13/2012 3:50:07 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Cullen Mutrie was a POS with guns. Don’t forget to read the sidebars.

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071010/NEWS/710100377


20 posted on 04/13/2012 4:21:20 AM PDT by BilLies (Ass.Press ABCBSNBCNN, NYTimes, WaPOSt , etc., hate your Traditional American guts!)
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To: smokingfrog

What is the urge to invade a man’s castle?!!!!! That’s always a prescription for a disaster....especially if you’re dealing with drugs.

It is SO easy to park an unmarked at the end of the street .....and wait for him to come out .....and take him in with two others vehicles and six guys out in a very public place.

Any LEO training that is directing local PD’s to do this....is basically professional malpractice.


21 posted on 04/13/2012 4:31:33 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: BilLies

I was wondering if that was his parents’ house. Your typical firefighter wannabee doesn’t usually live in a four bedroom home on a one acre lot.


22 posted on 04/13/2012 4:35:23 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: driftdiver

The unfortunate response to events such as this will be to further escalate the use of force, not decrease it.

As in “Our” government at Waco?


23 posted on 04/13/2012 5:11:49 AM PDT by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: CalvaryJohn
Why didn't the cops call in a fire and arrest him at the firehouse when he showed up? Too much authority and not enough brains, logic, and compassion.

Ones home is one's safe place. Once that is disturbed, nowhere to go but chaos.

24 posted on 04/13/2012 5:36:25 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: CalvaryJohn

They will never stop trying to arrest people for the drugs in their home. You see, the drug war is an industry now, it employes millions of people, from the corner lookout to the circuit judge and all people in between.

It is a multibillion dollar enterprise for the narcotics manufacturers to the industries crafting all the crap the drug warriors use. Private police academies flood the market (for profit) with recruits all eager to get into the drug war.

Police officers of all ranks are now being trained and equipped as urban infantry under the guise of anti-terrorism or active shooter scenarios, but it is just an extension of the drug war.


25 posted on 04/13/2012 6:14:28 AM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: smokingfrog
Curious twist in NH shooting, note stories and TIMELINE, DATES there may be more to this story than meets the eye or that the "authroities" are telling us... something sounds fishy.

Interesting information on Cullen Mutrie (the man who's home was invaded, who shot the police on April 12, 2012 and who was later found dead in the home) and what took place over several YEARS, PRIOR to the shooting, again, note the progression of stories, the TIMELINE, DATES and the original reason used for searching his home, "GUNS":

on January 19, 2012 Cullen Mutrie was arrested after police searched his home back in JULY of 2010 for possession of guns, they appear to have found two guns. His 2007 case plea deal (see below) prohibited him from carrying or possessing guns... while searching his home (July 2010) the police reportedly "found" a scale and one plastic bag on a coffee table containing vials filled with unknown substances, after later testing (Interestingly, the test results were just released by the state crime lab on January 18 of 2012), the substances turned out to be anabolic steroids. This is a list of what was found: trenbolone acetate, testosterone cypionate, and nandrolone decanote. He was arrested on January 19, 2012, and arraigned on February 8, 2012. The authorities had filed 9 felony charges against Mr. Mutrie. This is the back story; note the various DATES in the timeline:

Firefighter wannabe regrets plea... October 10, 2007 2:00 AM "PORTSMOUTH — A Greenland man who pleaded guilty to an assault at the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. restaurant wants to withdraw his plea because, he told a judge, he didn't know the resulting conviction (misdemeanor charge of simple assault) would hurt his chances of becoming a firefighter...."

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071010/NEWS/710100377

Wannabe firefighter gets day in court... again... November 28, 2007 1:04 PM "PORTSMOUTH — A would-be firefighter was allowed to take back guilty pleas to assault charges because, a judge ruled, he misunderstood his lawyer’s advice and the potential career consequences.

An order written by District Court Judge Sawako Gardner, finds Cullen Mutrie, 25, of 517 Post Road, Greenland, “may not have been able to intelligently inquire about his career path and the consequences of his convictions....”

http://www.seacoastonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071128/NEWS/71128013/-1/TOWN0102

Result of Steroid Tests Finally Released, Charges Filed February 5, 2011 "Police officers seized various types of steroids from a resident of Portsmouth, NH in July 2010 but the charges were only filed recently...."

(Note: test results were just released by the state crime lab on January 18 of 2012)

"Authorities did not provide any information why it took them so long before releasing the test results. The possible cause of the delay could be due to the different scope of investigation by the police and the steroids were only found when they searched the suspect’s home....

(Note: Cullen Mutrie, 28, of 517 Post Road, Greenland was arrested on January 19, 2012)

http://www.steroidsources.com/Steroid-Information/2011/02/result-of-steroid-tests-finally-released-charges-filed/

26 posted on 04/13/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Meet the New Boss

All of this over steroids? Are you frickin’ kidding me?


27 posted on 04/13/2012 6:25:21 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: BilLies
POS according to who? According to he likes of Schumer et al, anyone with guns is a POS.

Expect more of this as government tyranny gets worse.

28 posted on 04/13/2012 6:32:59 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: dragnet2

‘Stuff’ happens everywhere.


29 posted on 04/13/2012 6:33:05 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
Five police officers serving a warrant for steroids?

Thank you for a little bit of sanity. I have guns and steroids in my house - I wonder if I'm next.
30 posted on 04/13/2012 6:38:06 AM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: Jmouse007
Sounding more and more like a police department needing to justify the expenditure on all that Rambo training and extra bang-bang toys.

Someone explain to me WHY steroids are illegal again?

First person to say "'roid rage" needs to go look up the stats on steroid free folks and their rates of domestic assuault and compare that to the weight lifting community. It's a non-issue.

Pure mission creep BS in the ongoing and illegal "war on drugs".

31 posted on 04/13/2012 6:39:25 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Dead Corpse

It gets better, the police supposedly “found” the steroids back in JULY 2010 while searching his house for evil GUNS... because of a MISDEMEANOR event which purportedly took place back in early 2007! And they didn’t charge him regarding the steroids until January 2012! See post 26 for details. Something appears to be fishy with the story... time will tell.


32 posted on 04/13/2012 6:53:05 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: BilLies
"Cullen Mutrie was a POS with guns."

Yes, the protagonist was also labeled "evil" by the authorities and the media in the book/movie Fahrenheit 451, but the facts may paint a different picture (post 26). Time will hopefully tell.

33 posted on 04/13/2012 6:55:07 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Jmouse007
Naw... From reading around on other forums, this guy wasn't a choir boy by any stretch. But he also wasn't some drug dealing gang banger that needed the heavy end of a hammer dropped on him either. If they'd left him alone, he would have gone on to pursuing his dream of becoming a firefighter, failing, and ending up occupying a trailer park somewhere to live out his life in relative obscurity.

Just our weekly cluster-f*ck from the ongoing and illegal "war on drugs".

34 posted on 04/13/2012 7:02:48 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: blackdog

At Waco, the ATF had numerous opportunities to arrest the leader on a town store run...multiple times.

They chose to confront the Waco martyrs with automatic weapons and got their asses handed to them on a silver platter.

It took the FBI,(IIRC Ruby Ridge’s Lon Noriuchi was there also) the military and the ATF to firebomb the compound and murder its inhabitants.... it’s SWAT/LEO mentality. Thanks Janet....


35 posted on 04/13/2012 7:11:01 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I would have expected Globe readers to be all "See what happens when private citizens are allowed to have guns?"

Oh yeah, there was plenty of that.

36 posted on 04/13/2012 8:13:29 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: dragnet2
I thought this only happened in big cities?

Southern New Sodom/Hampshire is essentially a suburb of Boston...I know police officers who have quit because 'things were getting out of control' as Boston criminals now see NH as 'easy pickings'. Home invasions are off the chart in this state. You could leave your doors unlocked as recently as the late 80's.

37 posted on 04/13/2012 12:45:41 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Now everybody knows what happens when you vote against the candidates who want to legalize drugs. Defend liberty with ballots, or your fellow citizens can and will defend liberty with bullets. The Second Amendment wasn't written for duck hunters.

Sounds like a 'Free Stater'...

38 posted on 04/13/2012 12:47:34 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

“I know police officers who have quit because ‘things were getting out of control’”

==

Why on earth did they become police officers——to direct small town traffic?

The departments are better off without them.


39 posted on 04/13/2012 12:51:20 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Lancey Howard

Are comments up again on the site. When I was there, there were no comments.


40 posted on 04/13/2012 12:56:28 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Mears

A lot of cops get demoralized because they do not get any support from the politicians who control policy and budgets.


41 posted on 04/13/2012 1:03:10 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Queeg Olbermann: Ahh, but the strawberries that's... that's where I had them.)
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To: Mears
Why on earth did they become police officers——to direct small town traffic?

Got me.

42 posted on 04/13/2012 1:09:44 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?
I thought this only happened in big cities?

New Sodom/Hampshire is essentially a suburb of Boston.

Oh, I didn't realize this happened in a large city.

43 posted on 04/13/2012 2:31:17 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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