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Hockey fundraiser raises $10,000 for police officer’s family

December 26, 2018

HINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A holiday hockey doubleheader in Massachusetts has helped raise about $10,000 for the family of a slain police sergeant.

The Patriot Ledger reports that the holiday tradition of girls and boys hockey games between Weymouth and Hingham is popular in both towns, but this year also doubled as a fundraiser for the family of Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna.

The Monday night matchups raised the money from donations, raffles and a silent auction.

Hingham girls coach Tom Findley began organizing the fundraiser. The games sold out, with Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund thanking people at the event.

Chesna was killed in July while investigating a car crash. The suspect is also charged with killing an innocent bystander, 77-year-old Vera Adams.

Chesna is survived by a wife and two young children.

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Information from: The (Quincy, Mass.) Patriot Ledger, http://www.patriotledger.com

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