Police Chief Jim Valiquet and I are lifelong friends, going back to our high school days. Although we took different career paths, we have kept in touch with each other. Jim’s career led him from being a police patrolman, to a detective and finally police chief. Jim is now campaigning to run as Sheriff in Merrimack County.
Fourteen years ago, Jim founded the New Hampshire Police, Fire and EMS Foundation, and I know this is one of his proudest accomplishments. He asked me to come on as a director in order to help fundraise to assist first responders and their families in need with non-work related issues such as illnesses to help pay their bills.
Fourteen years later, the Foundation has given over $175,000 in aid. Jim still leads this Foundation with great enthusiasm. His ability to lead as a team player shows in everything he does.
As a police officer Jim led an investigation in a missing person case, of a family member of mine, even being sent out of State to follow-up on leads. He was extremely thorough and was very caring to the family.
Jim is a very caring individual, is highly qualified in the law enforcement field, and would be a great resource as Sheriff of Merrimack County.
Please support Police Chief James S. Valiquet as Sheriff of Merrimack County.
Mike Baillargeon, Secretary
New Hampshire Police, Fire and EMS Foundation