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.

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Weymouth Officer And Bystander Shot And Killed

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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