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Pictured in photo from left: Chief Edward Wagner, Governor John Lynch and Officer Michael Boucher
CONCORD NH - MAY 7, 2009: On the steps of the State Capitol, Officer Michael Boucher received the New Hampshire Hero award for his valiant efforts during a house fire at the McManus home in September of 2008. On that day, Officer Boucher entered a burning home to rescue 6-year-old Emma McManus as she huddled in fear beside her bed in a smoke filled room. Boucher was able to follow her cries for help, locate her and lead her to safety. The home was a total loss.
The award, sponsored by the New Hampshire Union Leader and Citizen's Bank, honors the heroic efforts of safety professionals and citizens alike. This year's ceremony honored 14 New Hampshire heroes, two posthumously, who last year rescued victims from tragic circumstances like fires, car crashes or drowning. Governor John Lynch personally presented the awards, issued as Union Leader Publisher Joseph McQuaid read an account of the dramatic events to the crowd of attendees. After the ceremony, the recipients were honored with a reception in the State House Council Chambers. Chief Ed Wagner, Police Commission Chairperson Theresa Kennett and several other Conway officers attended the event.
Officer Michael Boucher is a five-year veteran of the Conway Police Department and lives in Conway, along with his wife Charlotte, son Brady and their dog Casey.