Community Mourning Slain Weymouth Officer

A memorial for slain Officer Michael Chesna in front of the Weymouth Police Department. (Doug Cope/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)

WEYMOUTH (WBZ-AM) -- Black bunting was draped across the entrance to the Weymouth Police Station, where a memorial was also growing for an officer who was shot and killed Sunday morning.

Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna, 42, died of gunshot wounds suffered in a confrontation with a suspect the Norfolk County District Attorney's office identified as Emanuel Lopes. An as-yet-unidentified woman was also fatally shot in her home during the encounter.

Weymouth Officer And Bystander Shot And Killed
Weymouth Officer And Bystander Shot And Killed
Authorities say the Weymouth officer and bystander was shot and killed Sunday.

Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 there would be a vigil for Officer Chesna at Weymouth High School at 7 p.m. Monday night.

"It's an opportunity for residents to express their grief, their sorrow, and come together," he said.

Some 50 police motorcycles from several local departments formed a long line outside the station in a tribute to Officer Chesna.


Flowers, candles, and American flags filled the memorial. Christina Tam was among those paying her respects with a bouquet.

"Even though I've never met him, it's just so sad," she told WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Doug Cope. "Who can not cry about it, even if you didn't know such a great man? I have a friend who has known him, and he can't even come down here. It's just too hard for him."

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Doug Cope (@dcopewbz) reports



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