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Officer Briggs' murder

The man accused of killing a Manchester police officer cannot see or know the contents of the arrest warrant affidavit outlining evidence against him until a probable cause hearing, according to an agreement between defense and prosecuting attorneys.

addison arraignment

Updated, 4:48 p.m. Dozens of Manchester police officers crowded court benches and peered through a courtroom door today to see the man accused of killing fellow Officer Michael Briggs, after the suspect was returned to the state.


Michael "Stix" Addison returned to New Hampshire Monday to face a capital murder charge in the slaying of Manchester police Officer Michael Briggs.

Officers pack hushed courtroom
Man linked to Addison has lengthy record

Staff, board members and friends of Easter Seals NH raised more than $5,000 to aid the family of Officer Michael Briggs.

After nights of gunshots, robberies, assaults and widespread drug activity, city residents, particularly those on the West Side, may feel they’ve traveled back in time.

John Clayton: He went to his old neighborhood, and it wasn’t there
With police on patrol, a few quiet hours
Shooting may have been a ‘message’


One of the most touching scenes in the aftermath of the tragic murder last week of Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs was the lunch-time bucket-passing at McLaughlin Middle School, a few miles from where Officer Briggs was fatally shot.

I AM DEEPLY saddened by the brutal and senseless murder of Manchester Police Officer Michael Briggs. My heart goes out to his family, both immediate as well as his family within the police department.

As we mourn his loss, let us make sure that Michael Briggs is never forgotten. Let us, in his memory, make this city safe again.

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