MPD Chief commends homeowner for catching burglar

2 Aug

The Chief of Police of the Manchester, New Hampshire Police Department recently sent this letter to a resident:

Dear Mr. McCue,     I wanted to take a moment to recognize your actions on the 17th of December, 2011 when you encountered a female burglar inside of your residence.  The reports on the matter indicate that  the burglar attempted to push past you in an attempt to escape and that you were physically assaulted while trying to detain her.  You ultimately were able to restrain the perpetrator and call 911.        I would like to personally commend you for your fast thinking and actions which led to the arrest and charging of a burglar.  You have the gratitude and appreciation of your police department. I am hopeful that the ultimate resolution to this case results in justice being served for all involved.     In closing, I would like to say that I am sorry that your home was burglarized and I am sorry that you were assaulted in your home. I understand that this can be a traumatic incident for any person and his/her family.  I hope that you and your family will ultimately be able to move forward from this incident and I wish you all the very best.   Sincerely,  Chief David J. Mara

The burglar was caught and convicted, and sentenced to prison. Wonder what kind of letter you would get here in Massachusetts?



One Response to “MPD Chief commends homeowner for catching burglar”

  1. Anonymous August 2, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    You'd get a letter with a Lawyer's heading, telling you that the burglar is suing you for injuries recieved in your home, he's now suffering from PTSD, and will be disabled for life due to your assault on him. The next letter would be from the DA's office, charging you with A&B.

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