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Conn. School Shooter's Uncle a N.H. Sheriff's Deputy

December 16, 2012  | 

The uncle of the 20-year-old who killed 26 people in a shooting rampage Friday morning at a Connecticut elementary school said the family expresses "our heartfelt sorrow" to the victims' families and community of Newtown.

James Champion, a retired captain and part-time officer with the Kingston Police Department and Rockingham County Sheriff in New Hampshire, issued a statement read by Sheriff Michael Dowling during a press conference. Champion is the brother of Nancy Lanza, who was killed by her son Adam prior to the attack.

In the statement reported by ABC News, Champion said "on behalf of Nancy's mother and siblings we reach out to the community of Newtown and express our heartfelt sorrow for the incomprehensible and profound innocence that has affected so many the family requests that you respect their privacy during this time of anguish and loss."

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Tags: Families of Officers, Sandy Hook School Shooting, Rockingham County (N.H.) Sheriff, Kingston (N.H.) PD, Retired Officers


Comments (2)

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Jack Betz @ 1/4/2013 6:48 PM

And my distant cousin is Billy the Kid. So what.

James Champion @ 2/1/2013 2:12 PM

Thank you Jack Betz. It amazes me that even a Police Publication thinks this is news. This is why I am getting threatening letters and phone calls? All this after a spotless 30+ year career as a Cop.

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