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Bridge to be dedicated this weekend to Massachusetts Sergeant Michael Chesna who was killed in the line of duty



The Massachusetts Department of Transportation will join Transportation Secretary & CEO Jamey Tesler and state and local elected officials on Saturday, December 3, at 2:00 p.m. for an event dedicating the Sergeant Michael C. Chesna First Responders Bridge in Weymouth. The new bridge, which carries Route 18 over the MBTA Old Colony Railroad, was recently completed as part of the $78 million Weymouth-Abington Route 18 Reconstruction and Widening Project.

Chesna, 42, was killed on July 15, 2018, while on duty in Weymouth. Chesna who was an Army veteran and 6-year member of the force, left behind a wife and two young children.

The incident began when there was a single car accident where a suspect left on foot. Chesna allegedly saw the suspect vandalize a home. He got out of his car where the suspect threw a large stone and struck Chesna in the head according to accounts. The suspect then grabbed Chesna’s gun and shot the officer multiple times in the chest and head. The incident occurred in the area of Burton Terrace in Weymouth.

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