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Dozens of Massachusetts police officers being honored

May 4, 2019

MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — About 50 police officers from Massachusetts, including two killed in the line of duty, are being recognized this weekend for their bravery, service and humanitarian acts.

The officers are scheduled to be honored Saturday night by the Irish American Police Officers Association. The ceremony will take place at the Irish American Club Hall in Malden.

The organization’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, will be presented posthumously to Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon and Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna. Gannon was fatally shot in April 2018 while serving an arrest warrant. Chesna was shot to death while investigating a car crash last July.

Other award recipients include Springfield officers Daniel Moynahan, Joseph Levesque and David Santiago, whose work led to the arrest of a man charged with killing three women.