Nashua hero up for Carnegie award
By KIMBERLY HOUGHTON
Union Leader Correspondent | December 06. 2013 8:11PM
According to court documents, an investigations manager with the Carnegie organization, Jeffrey Dooley, has sought copies of Matthew Packer's plea and sentencing hearing that took place in August at Hillsborough County Superior Court.
"Our attention has been directed to the actions of the late Paul Frontiero, who on Oct. 9, 2011, went to the aid of two women who were being assaulted by an armed man in Nashua," Dooley wrote, requesting documented copies of Packer's most recent court appearance. "Please be assured that we will use the information solely for purposes of award consideration."
Because of his brave and selfless actions that night more than two years ago, Frontiero, 27, was previously presented with a posthumous Union Leader Hero Award in 2012, which honors New Hampshire residents who risk their lives to save or attempt to save the life of another person.
Packer had a knife to the throat of one of the women, and the other had already suffered minor stab wounds when Frontiero tried to stop Packer from further injuring the women, according to prior police testimony.