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.
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.