Rochester – Rochester Police are releasing the name of the officer that was involved in the shooting that occurred on August 3, 2019. Officer Thomas Seager, 23 years old, was the officer involved. This month marks Officer Seager’s 2nd year with the Rochester Police Department. Prior to coming to Rochester, Officer Seager was an officer for the town of Bristol, NH. Officer Seager remains out on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Rochester Police have received the cause of death report on Ricco V. Chanthapho from the Chief Medical Examiner, Jennie V. Duval, M.D. The cause of death was a gunshot wound to the head, and the manner of death was suicide.
The case remains open and active, and no further information will be released at this time.