Another Police Officer Shot in Massachusetts

UPDATE: Fallen Weymouth officer identified...
Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna was shot and killed on duty Sunday morning

UPDATE AT 1:55 P.M. - WCVB has identified the fallen officer as Weymouth police Officer Michael Chesna, age 42.  Authorities report that, when Officer Chesna attempted arrest suspect Emanuel Lopes, the suspect struck the officer in the head with a stone.  The suspect then reportedly took Officer Chesna's firearm and shot the officer in the head and chest.  Lopes is in custody.

UPDATE AT 1:30 P.M. - NBC BOSTON is now reporting the officer has died.  Yarmouth Police Department has updated their statement, accordingly.

Updated Statement by Yarmouth Police Department:

ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER SHOT AND MURDERED IN MASSACHUSETTS 
A Weymouth Police Officer that was shot this morning has died. 

The suspect is in custody.

Please for the Fallen Police Officer and the Officers Family and Department.

When will the Commonwealth of Massachusetts finally pass the long promised Police Training Bill and provides the training and equipment to keep us all safer. 

How many more Police Officers need to be murdered in Massachusetts before changes are made?

Original Story

Editor's Note:  A Weymouth police officer was shot on duty Sunday morning and is reported to be in critical condition.  Cape Cod was recently traumatized by the killing of Sgt. Sean Gannon of the Yarmouth Police Department.  The Police Training Bill to which the piece below alludes remains bogged down in the legislative process. See related content below concerning that bill.

To learn more about the Weymouth officer's shooting, see the story on NBC 10 Boston.

From the Yarmouth Police Department:

ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER SHOT IN MASSACHUSETTS 

A Weymouth Police Officer has been shot this morning and is in critical condition.

The suspect is in custody.

Please pray that the Police Officer survives and that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts finally passes the long promised Police Training Bill and provides the training and equipment to keep us all safer. 

How many more Police Officers need to be shot before changes are made?


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