New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
August 28, 2018

Peter Hinckley, Senior Assistant Attorney General
(603) 271-1209 (office), (603) 657-4904 (cell)

Erin Fitzgerald, Attorney

Disclosure of the Officers' Names from the August 20, 2018, Officer-Involved Shooting in Rochester, New Hampshire

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald, New Hampshire Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner, and Rochester Police Chief Paul Toussaint announce the names of the law enforcement officers involved in the shooting incident on August 20, 2018, in Rochester, New Hampshire that resulted in the death of Douglas Heath (age 38).

The officers who discharged their firearms during the incident were New Hampshire State Police Troopers Haden Wilber and Nathaniel Goodwin, and Detective Geoff Moore and Officer Michael Lambert of the Rochester Police Department.

The exact circumstances surrounding this incident remain actively under investigation. A report regarding whether the use of force was justified will be released once the investigation is completed.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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