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Michael Leland Briggs
Birth: May 2, 1971
Manchester
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 2006
Manchester
Hillsborough County
New Hampshire, USA

Police Officer Michael Briggs was born the son of Leland and Maryann Briggs. He grew up in Epsom and was a graduate of Pembroke Academy in 1990. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1991 to 1995 and from the age of 12 until entering the Marine Corps, he worked at Yeaton Dairy Farm in Epsom. He began his career in law enforcement as a part-time officer with the Epsom Police Department. He then was an officer with the Hillsborough County Department of Corrections before joining the Manchester Police Department in 2000. Michael was, by all accounts, a star of Manchester's force. Friends and fellow officers describe him as kind, generous, friendly, caring, loyal and courageous. Among the hundreds of outstanding officers who patrol the city, Briggs, a decorated former Marine, stood out. On July 25, 2004, Briggs was one of four officers who rushed into a burning apartment building and rescued its 19 residents. Among those he saved were a teenager, blind and confined to a wheelchair, and the elderly woman who cared for her. His family includes his wife of nearly 12 years, Laura, two children, his parents; three sisters, his maternal grandmother, Cecile Fisher. He was killed in the line of duty at age 35. Michael was originally buried in New Rye Cemetery in Epsom, not far from where he grew up, but was quietly re-interred September 2007 in the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery. 
 
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New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
Boscawen
Merrimack County
New Hampshire, USA
Plot: Sec 4 Row K Site 587
 
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Oct 19, 2006
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