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Nick Giaccone (1947-2017) R.I.P.

Longtime Hanover Chief of Police Nick Giaccone passed away on Friday, the day after his 70th birthday. The Valley News has a detailed, carefully written story about the Chief, and I’ll direct readers to the piece that I wrote about him upon his retirement a little more than four years ago:

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Nick invited me for a visit to the Genesis facility on Old Etna Road in Lebanon in May; he was not in good shape. Though he had limited use of his hands, he would use a pointer to write email on his iPad, and as a loyal Dartblog reader, he wrote in often with comments and a desire to set me straight. He was a good man.

Addendum: About two and a half years ago I had a bike accident while braking hard to stop and see the Chief, whom I saw strolling in front of Hanover High. I challenged the sidewalk to a jumping competition, and the sidewalk won: 9 stitches to 0. Nick called 911, and the paramedics showed up in record time. I was off to DHMC, and Nick walked my bike home and reassured my wife that I was ok.

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