Home » News » Public Safety
Three Manchester police officers honored for going above and beyond
It was 11:40 p.m. on March 28 when Officer Robert Megowen was sent to 658 Rimmon St. for a garage fire.
When he arrived, fire already enveloped the garage and was spreading rapidly to an adjoining triple-decker apartment building.
On March 5, two other officers — Michael Dunlap and Richard Valenti Jr. — risked their lives when they waded 15 feet into the Merrimack River to rescue a woman who was sitting up to her neck in the 40-degree river. When Dunlap first saw the reportedly suicidal woman in the river near Arms Park, he quickly grabbed the life-saving orange disk in the trunk of his cruiser and ran to the river's edge to assist Valenti, who already was there attempting to talk to the woman.
Officer Kenneth Chamberlain Jr. also was presented a Certificate of Recognition for his exemplary performance in assisting the training unit with employment background investigations while also doing his primary duties as a traffic investigator.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Two taken to hospital after suffering burns in Wolfeboro house fire - 0
- Crews on scene of accident on I-93 in Salem - 0
- Weare residents turn out to express police department concerns - 2
- Tamworth man struck, killed by UPS truck - 0
- Two boys rescued from Hood Pond - 1
- Woman killed in Nashua crash - 0
- Wednesday night Derry blaze under investigation - 0
- Gunfire from police range disturbs Plaistow neighbors - 1
- Cause of Ashland fire investigated - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Police obtain warrants for suspect wanted in Dover, Manchester bank robberies - 0
- Abby Dion, 9, records a 10 in gymnastics meet - 0
- St. A skaters fall to Norwich - 0
- Monarchs lose in OT; win streak stops at 6 - 0
- Police searching for person stealing from cars in Manchester - 1
- College Football: Maine seniors want the coveted musket - 0
- College Hockey: Ice-making problem postpones UNH-PC - 1
- Pinkerton backfield a combination of power and speed - 0
- John Habib's City Sports: State Legion rejects Post 79’s request for senior team - 2
Jury acquits Mont Vernon driver, who was checking text, in death of former Amherst fire chief
Offend someone? To jail with you!
Obama to illegals: Come out of shadows
Plaistow town planner arrested
Driver acquitted in Amherst ex-chief’s death
A kinder, gentler House Speaker?
College Football: Wildcats are CAA champs
College Hockey: Providence blanks UNH