A Massachusetts police officer and bystander have died from wounds sustained when a suspect allegedly took the officer’s gun and fired following a vehicle crash and a foot chase.
Authorities say Weymouth officer Michael Chesna was shot multiple times before 8 a.m. Sunday, and died from the injures at South Shore Hospital.
New England Patriots owner bob Kraft stopped by Weymouth police dept saddened by the death of officer Chesna.
BREAKING: @Patriots owner Robert Kraft just walked into @WeymouthPD to offer condolences after one of their officers was shot & killed in the line of duty today. More @boston25 #ThinBlueLine pic.twitter.com/gPuTRNpjmH
— Litsa Pappas (@LitsaPappas) July 15, 2018
In brief remarks, Kraft told reporters the killing of Chesna was “horrible,” and in an apparent reference to the willingness of police officer to face deadly hazards every day, he added, “This is what makes the country great.”
This is why Boston loves Kraft. He is a local guy who always gives back.
— Sera Congi (@seracongi) July 15, 2018