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Condition of Wounded N.H. Detectives Upgraded

April 13, 2012  | 

Two municipal New Hampshire detectives who were shot in the chest during a drug raid have been upgraded to stable condition, reports WMUR.

Det. Scott Kukesh of the Newmarket Police Department and Det. Jeremiah Murphy of the Rochester Police Department were critically wounded late Thursday during a narcotics raid that claimed the life of Greenland Police Chief Mike Maloney. Two other officers were also wounded when suspect Cullen Mutrie opened fire on the officers.

Kukesh and Murphy were shot while executing a search warrant at Mutrie's residence on Post Road in Greenland.

"At this time both are comfortable, their conditions are stable and their families are by their sides," Portsmouth Regional Hospital Dr. Timothy Pike told Seacoast Online.

Det. Gregory Turner of the Dover Police Department and Officer Eric Kulberg of the University of New Hampshire Police Department were also shot, but suffered minor injuries.

Tags: Narcotics Task Forces, Detectives, Trauma Care, Greenland (N.H.) PD


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Jim @ 4/13/2012 4:41 PM

RIP Chief and prayers go out to everyone involved to recover from their injuries. It will be an interesting case to pick apart and see what could have been done differently to maybe prevent at least some of the injuries and maybe even the death of a fine Officer and Chief. Very tragic case so let's see if we can get some good out of it by learning something to prevent it from occurring again.

Arturo Ramos @ 4/13/2012 4:42 PM

My prayers and heart goes out to the family and the Greenland Police Department, you are heroes to us in San Luis, AZ God Bless

Police Commander
San Luis Police Department

Ric Walters @ 4/13/2012 4:59 PM

Another sad day in a year already too full of them. Sadder still is the relative lack of media attention given the murder and attempted murders of American heroes. Where are the "justice for...." folks today?

Frank @ 4/13/2012 5:16 PM

Glad to hear four of our LEOs are on the mend with 100% recovery I hope. Glad the scumbag(s) are dead. I hope the investigation shows the officers shot him dead. Strange not a whisper about the female involved.

Dave Franke @ 4/14/2012 6:55 AM

Brothers, you took the charge and fought the fight, and as you mend, and your families and friends question why this happens, why you do what you do and continue to fight, remember that first day you took the oath, the firm commitment you made and the pride in yourself and your mission... it hasnt changed over the years, only tainted your vision maybe, as you now must heal from the attrocities of a society gone awry, and given more to a criminal society than it does to its police who protect them. as your family of brother and sisters urge your speedy recovery, please know that our blue blood relationship shares your pains and prays for a speedy recovery both physically and emotionally, mentally and spiritually as you ponder the scenario and wonder what could have been done differently, knowing in your heart that if there were a change, for some reason, Gods hand led you and will continue to be with you, and that the past may be unchangeable, dont let it be your changing force for your future without first understanding it. You are all in my thoughts and prayers as you have a rapid recovery.

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