Weymouth Town Council Wants More Pay For Widow Of Fallen Police Officer

Weymouth, MA Police Michael Chesna (Credit Weymouth, MA Police/Facebook)

Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna. (Weymouth, MA Police/Facebook)

WEYMOUTH (24/7 NewsRadio) -- The Weymouth Town Council is moving forward with an advance home-rule petition to get more funds for the widow of fallen Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna.

Chesna was shot and killed July 15 by Emmanuel Lopes.

The petition will ask the retirement board to pay Cynthia Chesna annual survivors benefits based on the rank of sergeant. Chesna had been promoted the day after his July killing. State law says the surviving spouse of a police officer killed in the line of duty will receive an annual pension equal to a year's salary, with increases granted based on the position held.

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