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Deaths by the beach: Eight investigations keep police busy
"It's been an extremely busy month for us and certainly there are some impacts on our agency," Sullivan said.
The series of investigations began Sept. 20 when the bodies of Bruce Menezes and Mark Classen, both of Hampton, were found floating in the Hampton River. Autopsies revealed the two men drowned.
"It requires our response in dealing with the families and the folks involved in those," Sullivan said.
"That's a coordinated effort. A lot of resources are necessary in these critical incidents," Sullivan said.
"Anytime that they have instances such as this, where their manpower is tied up on whatever the incident may be, we offer our people to not only help with the incident but with patrol coverage. We're here to basically assist them in any way, shape, or form," said state police Lt. Chris Vetter, who worked with Sullivan as a part-time officer in Hampton when he began his career in law enforcement.
"I can't ever recall it being so busy in one place in such a short amount of time and certainly not in Hampton," he said.
"Yes, there is an impact, but when these (incidents) are going on that's the least of our concerns. We'll deal with that later," he said.
They can also take an emotional toll.
"Our officers, our medics, all of our first responders go out and sometimes see these horrific scenes," Sullivan said.
"Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of all of these victims," Sullivan said.
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