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Greenland preparing for anniversary of shootings
The weeks and months that followed the deadly gun battle outside the home of shooter Cullen Mutrie on the night of April 12, 2012, have been filled with events and ceremonies to remember the fallen chief and support the injured officers, but that's not what the town wants when the anniversary arrives.
"We know it's going to be a very painful day," Anderson said.
After giving it some thought, Anderson turned to ribbon-making.
"We wanted a remembrance that was quiet and one that residents could do on their own," she said.
Anderson spent last weekend making about 300 black ribbons with a blue ribbon over the top to represent the thin blue line and bought more supplies this week with her own money to make a few hundred more to be given away for free to anyone who wants one.
The hope is that people will wear the ribbons on April 12 and attend a brief moment of silence at 5 p.m. in front of the Greenland Police Department.
"We want people to wear them so that the whole community knows we haven't forgotten the chief and we will never forget the chief," Anderson said.
The 48-year-old Maloney and the four other officers with the Attorney General's Drug Task Force were shot during a drug raid at Mutrie's home at 517 Post Road in Greenland. Mutrie opened fire on the officers when they showed up and later shot and killed his estranged girlfriend, Brittany Tibbetts, before killing himself.
Anderson said she plans to pass out the ribbons to residents at the town's transfer station and make them available at other locations in town.
Anyone willing to help make the ribbons is encouraged to show up at the town offices on Wednesday, April 3, at 6 p.m.
The anniversary comes as local police officers prepare to head to Washington, D.C., in May to attend a ceremony marking the addition of Maloney's name along with other fallen officers to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial.
Proceeds from the Greenland Central School's annual talent show to be held on April 12 at 6 p.m. will benefit the officers' trip to Washington, D.C.
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