BOSTON — 500 guests attended the 5th annual Boston Police Foundation Gala, which was held on January 31, 2019 at the Park Plaza Hotel. “In addition to honoring the brave Men and Women of the Boston Police Department, we also take the time to honor an individual who has made a difference for the City of Boston through their philanthropic support or their service and sacrifice. We are excited to announce that this years Civilian…

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WEYMOUTH — The funeral Mass for fallen Weymouth Police Officer Michael C. Chesna will be said on Friday, July 20, at 11 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, 392 Hanover St. (Route 139), Hanover, Massachusetts. The wake for Chesna, who was posthumously named a sergeant in the Weymouth Police Department on what would have been his sixth anniversary with the department, will be held on Thursday, July 19, at St. Mary’s from 2 to 7 p.m.…

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YARMOUTH — The memorial for slain Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon continued to grow on Sunday, with hundreds placing flowers and cards on his parked cruiser. The mourners were coming to pay their respects to Gannon, 32, who was shot while attempting to carry out an arrest warrant Thursday. Gannon’s police dog, Nero, was also shot and badly wounded, but is recovering, according to the Yarmouth Police Department’s website. All photos by Bill Brett

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RANDOLPH — Hundreds of police and emergency personnel lined the street outside St. Bernadette’s Church prior to the funeral Mass for Bob Haley, the former special operations director of the Boston Emergency Medical Services department. Mr. Haley, 63, who died on Aug. 25 after a long illness. In addition to overseeing the City of Boston’s response to emergencies, Mr. Haley worked with other cities when they faced catastrophes, such as the state of Mississippi’s response…

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WEYMOUTH — I wanted to add my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Massachusetts State Police Trooper Patrick Ahl, who died recently. Assigned to the Norwell barracks, Ahl was awarded the departmental Medal of Valor for saving a woman whose car had hydroplaned off the road. The Boston Globe has a full death notice here. Arrangements for Trooper Ahl are being handled by the McDonald Funeral Home in South Weymouth, with visiting hours…

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