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November 16, 2012

Amesbury readies for police chief's retirement

Chief Gagnon may leave in February


“He definitely has changed the way business is done in the community,” Kezer said.

One sweltering hot June day, Gagnon and Fire Chief Jonathan Brickett grilled more than 100 hamburgers and hot dogs for senior citizens during the Council on Aging’s annual summer cookout. At that cookout, Gagnon said he felt “absolutely comfortable helping out and volunteering.”

Council on Aging director Annmary Connor said Gagnon’s commitment to her seniors was genuine and echoed Kezer’s comments regarding his leadership role in the department.

“He is so community focused, he has brought that to the whole department. They really embrace it and I think that’s why they make it such a positive experience. We have some tough cases and they are out there each day in those tough cases. They keep the seniors safe, they keep us safe,” Connor said.

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