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.