Hanover, NH, police chief suffers stroke

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — The police chief in the New Hampshire town of Hanover is on medical leave after suffering a stroke.

The police department said Wednesday that Capt. Francis Moran will serve as acting chief.

Chief Nicholas Giaccone had the stroke on Friday and was taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. He was transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston on Thursday.

The police department said a rapid response by the New London Fire Department and early intervention treatment by Dartmouth staff have resulted in an excellent prognosis for Giaccone.

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