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Saturday
Nov252006

Mayor and Police Receive Gift on Behalf of Briggs Family

Manchester – On behalf of the Officer Briggs Family Fund, Mayor Frank Guinta and Manchester Police Sgt. Maureen Tessier today accepted a check for $5,000 from Charles F. Monahan, Jr., President of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, in a ceremony at City Hall. Manchester police officer Michael Briggs was killed in the line of duty on October 16.

"The City is grateful for this generous contribution to benefit Officer Briggs’ family in their time of need," said Mayor Guinta.

MCPHS has also established a special scholarship for Officer Briggs’ children, covering the full cost of tuition toward the completion of any academic degree available at the College’s Manchester campus.

"Michael Briggs served the people of Manchester with honor and courage, and we join the city and the region in mourning his loss," said President Monahan in announcing the scholarship.

Sgt. Tessier also thanked the College on behalf of the Briggs family and her fellow officers.

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