Murder in a Small Town

It was a year ago today when our small town’s police chief was killed in the line of duty and other officers were shot doing their job, trying to execute a search warrant at a home up the street.  I am reblogging the next day’s post.

Love in the Spaces

When I dropped my daughter off at school yesterday morning, police and campus security were cordoning off huge sections of Exeter in anticipation of a Town Hall visit by the Vice-President.   It was a rote and reasonable plan for the dangers inherent in any such high-profile political appearance.

But one can only truly plan for the imaginable.

Looking out the window last night I saw not the small town I’ve come to know, for better and worse, but sights I’d never seen in twenty-five years as a prosecutor.  Nor had I seen anything remotely like this when my husband and I lived for years in a Boston neighborhood possessing an (undeservedly) bad reputation for crime.

The sounds came first: screaming sirens, a police car careening around the corner while others cars and ambulances rushed in the other direction.  The dogs began to yelp and bay.

I assumed the imaginable:…

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About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2018 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with Wordpress protocol and the numerous other wee buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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