Christopher AuCoin Death, Obituary – The New Hampshire State Police (NHSP) wishes to express their deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Major Christopher P. AuCoin, who passed away on December 7th, 2022 after a long and distinguished career in law enforcement. Chris served the division with honor and distinction for over 22 years, and he leaves behind a legacy that will live on with those who worked alongside him, those whom he led, and those whom he loved. Chris also leaves behind a lasting legacy with those who he loved. Those with whom Chris collaborated, those whom he led, and those whom he loved will carry on his legacy after he has passed away.
Chris joined the United States Marine Corps immediately following his graduation from Merrimack High School in 1989, and he remained in the service of his country until the year 1994. Chris served in the Marine Corps during the time that the conflict in the Persian Gulf was going on, and he was a part of it. Chris was a graduate of the 95th New Hampshire Police Academy when the Amherst, New Hampshire, Police Department made the decision to put his training to use in the year 1991. After that, on June 11th, 1993, he was offered a position with the New Hampshire State Police. This led to him accepting the position.
During his time serving as a member of Troop B as a trooper, Chris was both a member of the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit and also worked as a Field Training Officer. In 2003, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant at Troop B, and the following year, he was given the responsibility of becoming the Commander of the SWAT Team. Chris was given the opportunity to become an Assistant Troop Commander in 2005, the same year that he accepted a promotion to the rank of Staff Sergeant. As a consequence of this, he was moved to Troop C. He had planned to return to Troop B in 2008 with the rank of Lieutenant and take over command of the organization at that time, so his separation from the unit was only an interim one.
In 2011, Chris was awarded the rank of Captain, which was his first promotion since joining the company. Before getting his final promotion in 2012, he worked in Operations and Support Services between 2011 and 2012. In 2012, he received his final promotion. In 2015, following more than 22 years of devoted service to the Division, he decided to take his retirement from the organization. Everyone who knew Chis and had the privilege of serving alongside him in the military will grieve his passing greatly. Remember his family in your thoughts and prayers as they struggle to find a path forward during this extremely trying time. They will need your support more than ever.