Wednesday, March 26, 2008

From the Concord Monitor

The Concord Monitor was kind enough to print my Letter to the Editor this morning.

We dedicated the Hillsboro Post Office last week to Officer Jeremy Todd Charron.

Jeremy was a year or two behind me in school. While we weren't especially close, our families know each other well. The Charron family has been an important part of Hillsboro all my life.

Jeremy was truly dedicated to serving his community, state and nation. He was a Marine. He was an officer with the Epsom Police Department. And one August morning more than 10 years ago, he was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Jeremy was an extraordinary young man. What has always struck me is not just the sacrifice he made during what should have been a routine check on a parked car. It's that every routine stop for our police officers carries the same risk. They accept this danger to keep us safe.

Sen. John Sununu joined us for the ceremony. At the request of the Hillsboro selectmen, he introduced legislation to name the Hillsboro Post Office for Charron. I was working in his office at the time and can attest to the time and energy that John personally used to guide that bill into law. President Bush signed the bill the day after Christmas. It was one of my proudest days working for the Senate.

We remember Jeremy Todd Charron not just for his ideals but for the dedication to put those ideals into action.

Thank you, Jeremy.



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