Gov. Baker Reiterates Support For Death Penalty In Police Murder Cases

BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Speaking Monday at the State House about the death of Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna, Gov. Charlie Baker reiterated his belief that those who murder police should face execution.

"I've said before that I support the death penalty for people who kill police officers," Baker said. "That's been my position for a long time, and it continues to be my position."

It's a position the governor spoke about earlier this year with the death of Sgt. Sean Gannon on Cape Cod, but there's been little appetite for making the change on Beacon Hill.

"The men and women in our law enforcement community every single day have the potential to walk into a life-threatening situation, and we should respect and honor that," Gov. Baker said.

Gov. Baker ordered all flags in the Commonwealth to be lowered to half staff in honor of Officer Chesna.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports

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