STONEHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Lining Albany Street in Stoneham on Saturday, Massachusetts State Troopers came by the dozens to show respect to their fallen comrade, 34-year-old Trooper Tamar Bucci, who died late Thursday night in a crash on I-93 North while attempting to assist a disabled motorist.
The procession began Saturday afternoon, departing from Boston with a route traveling down Albany Street to Frontage Road to Rt. 93 North.
MSP Troopers and firefighters also arrived in droves Friday night to the Office of the Commonwealth's Chief Medical Examiner in Boston's South End to await the arrival of Bucci's remains.
Assigned to the Medford Barracks, Bucci died in the line of duty when a tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of gasoline crashed into her State Police cruiser while pulling into the breakdown lane.
MSP Christopher Mason said he spoke with Bucci's family earlier.
"They told me a lot of great stories about her, really just reinforces how vibrant of a person she was, how full of love she was, and the thing I was really struck with- was just how proud she was to be a Trooper, that was one of her aspirations to become a Trooper," Mason said.