Lebanon Police Officers to Receive Meritorious Award
Tonight Lebanon Police Officer Christopher Allen and Senior Officer Jonathan Tracy will each receive a Meritorious Police Service Bar for Lifesaving. The bars are awarded to any member of the police department who performed a physical act(s) to save another person.
Officer Allen responded to medical call at the Fireside Inn in where a female was unconscious and not breathing. Upon his arrival, Officer Allen performed CPR chest compressions. Officer Allen was able to revive the woman. She was then transported to the hospital.
Senior Officer Tracy and his K-9, Briggs, tracked the occupant of a motor vehicle accident on the interstate on January 16. The occupant had left the scene and Officer Tracy and K-9 Briggs conducted a track into the woods. He and K-9 Briggs found the occupant injured and suffering from the onset of hypothermia. Without Officer Tracy’s dedication and determination, the occupant likely would have succumbed to his injuries and the freezing temperatures.
The Officers will receive their Meritorious Police Service Bar at 7:00 pm at the Lebanon City Council Meeting tonight.
Sunapee Bomb Scare
Sunapee Middle High School was one of three NH schools that received bomb threats on Tuesday. Sunapee Chief of Police David Cahill said the threats to the schools were delivered differently.
Farmington High School reported a note written on a bathroom wall, but Portsmouth High and Sunapee each received similar calls around noon.
Tuesday was a teacher’s workday so about 50 teachers were evacuated by the no the Sunapee Police with the help of the school’s facilities department. The building was evacuated for about an hour.
The FBI is investigating 20 bomb threats that happened in MA on Tuesday. It is not known if the incidences are related.
Anyone with any information concerning the threat is asked to contact the Sunapee Police Department at 763-5555.
Goshen and Mutual Aid Firefighters Respond to Chimney Fire
A chimney fire at a residence on Cross Road in Goshen turned into a full first alarm shortly before 5 pm on Tuesday. Goshen Fire Chief Dan Peterson reports sparks seen coming from the chimney and a possible fire extension trigger the call for a full alarm. Mutual Aid Companies from Newport, Lempster, Unity and Washington responded. The fire was contained to the chimney and was under control in about 30 minutes.