February 2015 Newsletter

There were only six members at the meeting on February4th, 2015.  We did not have a quorum so we could not vote on expenditures or membership.  The minutes to the previous meeting were unavailable.  Adjutant/Finance Officer Ned Brooks reported $7,186.84 in the checking account.

Adjutant Ned Brooks reported that we have received the papers from the NH Secretary of State to re-file for our non-profit status.  This is due no later than December this year.

Members were informed that any veteran who is 70% to 100% disabled is eligible to register one vehicle without paying local and state fees.

Commander Hargreaves and Adjutant Ned Brooks got the package together for the New Hampshire Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Rochester Officer Keith McKenzie, and sent out to Washington D.C. . Off. McKenzie will be considered for National Officer of the Year.  The Commander also read a nomination letter regarding the actions of  Fremont Officer Franke, who was the backup officer at a domestic violence call in Brentwood last year where Officer Steve Arkell died in the line of duty.

Off. McKenzie will be presented with the New Hampshire Officer of the Year Award at the Department Convention in June.  Off. Franke will be presented the Heroism award at the convention as well.

Several members participated in the tractor trailer exercise with the 166th Police Academy on February 17th.  Past Adjutant and Past Service Officer Al Wagner,  Service Officer Roger Ball,  Senior Vice Commander J. Scott Crocker, Commander Dave Hargreaves, Judge Advocate Dennis O’Brien and his daughter, Colleen.  As usual, a great big thanks to the Owner/President of New Hampshire Peterbilt of Bow, NH for providing a top of the line Peterbilt road tractor and Sullivan Tire, also of Bow, for the use of a semi-trailer.  (Photos will be sent with a separate e-mail).

There is a Service Officers training session at Department Headquarters on Saturday, February 28th.

Service Officer Roger Ball and the Commander are planning to attend.

The next meeting will be on Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM at Police Standards in Concord.