Nashua deputy chief, already on leave, set to retire
Police Commissioner Thomas Pappas told the New Hampshire Union Leader on Wednesday that Howe recently submitted his retirement paperwork, adding the Nashua Police Commission received and accepted the request on Tuesday.
Howe was placed on paid administrative leave June 22 in the midst of an audit of the Nashua Police Relief Association being conducted by the Charitable Trusts Unit of the Attorney General's Office.
Pappas said he has enjoyed working with Howe, noting the commission works closely with the police chief and the department's two deputy chiefs. Howe has been a deputy chief with the Nashua Police Department for more than two years, according to Pappas.
"All of the captains are eligible to apply," Pappas said. Once all of the applications are received, the commission will review the resumes and interview candidates before making a final decision, likely within 30 to 45 days, said Pappas.
"He will be missed," Seusing said on Wednesday.
This week, Senior Assistant Attorney General Jane Young said two branches of her office have been investigating the Nashua Police Relief Association — the Charitable Trusts Unit and the Criminal Bureau.
With Howe out for the past three months, Deputy Andrew Lavoie has been the only active deputy chief with the department.
Staff writer Paul Feely contributed to this report.
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