Police honor LaVallee, celebrate promoted officers and new additions

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Det. Mike LaVallee (credit – Andrew Sylvia)

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Residents, families and local dignitaries gathered at the Manchester Police Athletic League Michael Briggs Community Center on Monday morning to honor ten new Manchester Police officers as well as seven current ones.

Six officers earned promotions, beginning with the Manchester Police Department’s newest captains: Steven Mangone and Joseph Mucci.

Mucci and Mangone have 43 combined years of experience with the Manchester Police Department, with Mucci set to lead the department’s legal and professional standards division and Magone now heading up the department’s administrative division.

Manchester Police Department Chief Carlo Capano also promoted Christopher Goodnow and Kenneth Loui to the rank of lieutenant and Christopher Day and Michael Donahue Jr. to the rank of sergeant.

Capano also honored Detective Michael LaVallee as the 2018 Officer of the Year.

Lavallee has been a police officer for 14 years in Manchester, serving as a detective for nine years, during which time he’s served as the lead detective on numerous homicide investigations.

The ceremony also welcomed Caleb Daniels, Adam Vignault, Michael Auger, Connor Mefford, Timothy Carter, Brendan Newell, Travis Koeppel, Preston Yerrington, Guillaume Joffres and Matthew McCarthy to the force.

According to Capano, with these new hires, the department is now almost at its recommended staffing compliment.



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Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.