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Statement by AFT-NH President Douglas Ley on the passing of Chief Brian Costa



Contact: Douglas Ley, AFT NH  President

Phone: (603) 831-3661


8:00 P.M. EDT, March 9, 2017


Statement by AFT-NH President Douglas Ley on the passing of Chief Brian Costa

Bow, NH      MARCH 9, 2017

AFT-NH President Douglas Ley released the following statement on the passing of Keene Police Chief Brian Costa.

“It is with great sadness that AFT-NH has learned of the passing of Chief Brian Costa. On behalf of AFT-NH members, we express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the family of Chief Costa and to the members of the Keene Police Department. Brian came up through the ranks, starting his service as a police officer in 1996 and culminating with being appointed chief in 2015.  He was a member of the Keene Police Officers Association and later, president of the Keene Police Supervisors, before becoming chief in 2015.  As both union officer and as chief, Brian was dedicated to the brave men and women who served in his department.  He never forgot his union roots, and he devoted his life to making his community safer and stronger. We will forever owe him a debt of gratitude for his service. ”

AFT-NH represents approximately 4,000 teachers, school support staff, city and town employees, police officers, library employees, and higher education faculty. AFT-NH is a member of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO and is the state affiliate for the American Federation of Teachers with more than 3,000 local affiliates nationwide, 43 state affiliates, and more than 1.3 million members.




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