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Topic - Donald Briggs Jr.
Kingston, N.H., Police Chief Donald Briggs Jr. knew Nancy Champion Lanza from high school and worked with her brother, James Champion, a longtime Kingston police officer who retired in 2011 as a captain.
Most died at the very start of their young lives, tiny victims taken in a way not fit for anyone regardless of age. Others found their life's work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own. After the gunfire ended Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the trail of loss was more than many could bear: 20 students and six adults at the school, the gunman's mother at home, and the gunman himself.
"She was a wonderful, caring, bubbly person," Chief Briggs said of the former stockbroker at John Hancock in Boston who always was happy to talk about her beloved Boston Red Sox. "Heart of gold."
Kingston, N.H., police Chief Donald Briggs Jr. said Ms. Lanza once lived in the community and was a kind, considerate and loving person.