The officers of COBRA (Cops On Bikes for Regional Assistance) ride by Hanover’s St Mary’s Church, where the body of Sgt Michael Chesna lies. pic.twitter.com/3F4rRxtVF7— Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) July 19, 2018
HANOVER, MA (WBZ-AM) -- The wake for a Weymouth police officer shot and killed last Sunday is being held at a church in Hanover Thursday afternoon.
Sgt. Michael Chesna's body arrived at St. Mary of the Sacred Heart shortly after 10 a.m. The wake will begin with a two-hour police walk-by at 2 p.m., lasting for two hours. Roads near St. Mary's were closed to traffic starting at 1p.m.
On Friday Hanover Hanover Street will be closed and detoured between Silver Street and Rockland Street starting at 9:00 AM. Officials say any Access to any streets in this area will be limited to emergency response vehicles only. The detour is expected to remain in effect until 2:00 PM.
Sgt. Chesna's body arrives at his wake in Hanover. (Kendall Buhl/WBZ NewsRadio 1030)
Sgt. Chesna's funeral is scheduled for Friday. On Wednesday, first responder charity Tunnels to Towers announced it was donating $10,000 to pay off Chesna's mortgage.
Weymouth Police Chief Richard Grimes says the department is getting along as best it can.
Red Cross setting up across from St Marys, to provide h2o, ice and even counseling to police officers here for Sgt Chesna's wake today pic.twitter.com/sMTX0SPi62— Kendall Buhl (@KBuhlWBZ) July 19, 2018
First members of the public line up outside St. Mary's Church in Hanover to see law enforcement "walk by" for Sgt. Michael Chesna. pic.twitter.com/i2CKP5m1xw— Doug Cope (@dcopewbz) July 19, 2018
The suspect in Sgt. Chesna's murder, 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes, is being held without bail. He was restrained with Chesna's own handcuffs at his court appearance.