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Condolences to the family of former Police Chief Gary Watson

Hello Norwich and Upper Valley residents. I am posting this announcement from the Norwich Police department.

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The Norwich Police Department offers its condolences to the family of former Norwich Police Chief Gary Watson, who served as the NPD Chief for 5 years from 1992-1997.

Gary H. Watson

NASHUA - Gary H. Watson, 73, former 40-year resident of Merrimack and now of Nashua, passed away on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, after a period of declining health.

Born in Nashua on March 21, 1946, he was the son of the late Harold W. Watson and Dorothy (Lynn) Watson (Guevin).

Raised and educated in Nashua, he graduated from Nashua High School in 1964. Later, he earned an associate degree in criminal justice from Rivier College.

After graduating, Gary served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1965 to 1969 and was honorably discharged as a sergeant.

He joined the Nashua Police Department and served for 22 years. He retired from that department with the rank of captain. Gary became chief of police for Norwich, Vt., leading that department for five years.

Upon returning to Merrimack, he worked as a consultant for the State of Massachusetts Police Accreditation. He worked for Meals-on-Wheels and spent many volunteer years with the Merrimack Crime line. Gary's life was filled with service to others.

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