According to Laurent, Romney visited for around had an hour, and spoke to nearly a dozen officers both individually and as a group. Greenland, N.H. Police Chief Michael Maloney was killed earlier this month while serving an arrest warrant.
“Everyone here is in the grieving process, and anyone who is willing to come in and acknowledge that and make the officers and everyone feel good is welcome,” said Laurent to ABC.
Maloney's death has been a major story in New England in recent weeks. The Romney family owns a home in New Hampshire, and Romney served as governor of neighboring Massachusetts. In recent weeks, top surrogates and advisers have urged Romney to show more of his emotional side on the campaign trail.
“The fact that he didn’t talk about his campaign I thought was very touching to me. It seemed genuine, he wasn’t here to tell us to vote for him,” said Laurent.