Friday, May 13, 2016
Twenty-Seconds of insane courage
read about this story and others in the award winning book Twenty-Seconds
CONCORD, N.H. -- Deering Police Chief Bob Tremblay arrested the town's selectmen and its road agent yesterday in a squabble over a bridge, then quit, saying he had had enough of small-town politics.
"They're my friends. I'm too young for this," the 23-year-old chief said. "I don't need to be in the middle of this." Besides, he said, he's leaving soon to take a police job in Johnstown, N.Y.
Tremblay, who acted on his own warrant, charged Selectmen William Allen, Stanley Farmer and Keith Murdough, and road agent Peter Beard with "tampering with public documents to conceal a wrongdoing," a misdemeanor.
The chief telephoned the four, who showed up at the police station with their lawyers to be charged. …