Christopher AuCoin Obituary, Death – The demise of retired Major Christopher P. AuCoin on December 7th, 2022 is something that the New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) announces with a heavy heart and deep regret. Chris served the division with honor and distinction for over 22 years, and he leaves behind a lasting legacy with those who worked alongside him, those whom he led, and those whom he loved. Chris’s legacy will live on in those who he worked with, those whom he led, and those whom he loved.
After graduating from Merrimack High School in 1989, Chris enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served there from 1989 until 1994. During his time in the Marine Corps, Chris participated in the conflict in the Persian Gulf. In 1991, the Amherst Police Department decided to put Chris’s training to use, and he graduated from the 95th New Hampshire Police Academy. Following that, on June 11th, 1993, he was given a job with the New Hampshire State Police.
Chris was a member of the S.W.A.T. Unit and also worked as a Field Training Officer while he was assigned to Troop B as a trooper. 2003 saw him earn the rank of Sergeant at Troop B, and the following year saw him take on the role of Commander of the SWAT Team. In 2005, Chris received a promotion to the rank of Staff Sergeant and was given the position of Assistant Troop Commander. This led to his transfer to Troop C. It was only a temporary separation for him from Troop B, as he was scheduled to come back in 2008 with the rank of Lieutenant and assume command of the unit.
Chris’s first promotion came in 2011, when he was given the rank of Captain. Between that year and 2012, he worked in both Operations and Support Services before receiving his final promotion, which was to the rank of Major. After more than 22 years of devoted work, he took his retirement from the Division in the year 2015. Chis will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and worked beside him in the military. During this extremely difficult time, please remember his family in your thoughts and prayers as they work their way through it.