17 crosses and a call for answers

  • In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo, In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo, stepfather Oscar “Fred” Butman, left, and mother Cheryl Mason, right, sit with Shania Butman holding a family photo of her brother Jesse James Champney. The 26-year-old Champney was shot dead by police in December and the family has demanded that police be held accountable. The case remains under investigation by the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)

  • In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo, Oscar “Fred” Butman clears a path in the snow at the memorial he and his family built in Canaan, N.H., for his stepson Jesse James Champney, who was shot dead by police in December. The memorial, a mix of crosses and signs calling for justice for Champney, stands in an empty field along a rural highway and leads to the spot where Champney was shot four times by New Hampshire State Trooper Christopher O’Toole. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)

  • In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo, friends and relatives of Jesse James Champney work to maintain a memorial in Canaan, N.H., which they built for the 26-year-old who was shot dead by police in December. The memorial, a mix of crosses and signs calling for justice for Champney, stands in an empty field along a rural highway and leads to the spot where Champney was shot four times by New Hampshire State Trooper Christopher O’Toole. (AP Photo/Michael Casey)

CANAAN, N.H. — Behind a 7-foot cross in a snowy field bordering a two-lane highway winds a trail of 16 smaller crosses. Some spell out “Justice For Jesse” as they disappear into a grove of trees.

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