Sergeant Michael Charles Chesna

Sergeant Michael Charles Chesna

Weymouth Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, July 15, 2018

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Michael Charles Chesna

Sergeant Chesna was shot and killed with his own service weapon after responding to reports of an erratic driver on Burton Terrace, behind South Shore Hospital, shortly after 7:30 am.

When he arrived at the scene, he discovered that the vehicle had crashed, and he found the driver vandalizing a home nearby. The man attacked Sergeant Chesna, striking him in the head with a large rock. The subject then disarmed him, shot him in the head and chest, and fled the scene.

The man fatally shot a woman in her home before being wounded by other responding officers and taken into custody. He was charged with two counts of homicide and found guilty in 2024.

Sergeant Chesna was a U.S. Army veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He had served with the Weymouth Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Sergeant Chesna was posthumously promoted to the rank of Sergeant.

The Route 18 bridge over MBTA Colony Railroad was dedicated as the "Sergeat Michael C. Chesna First Responders Bridge" in Weymouth.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 117
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Guilty of murder


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I was in Massachusetts when I saw the Police Procession on the highway for you Michael. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Gone too soon. Fly high & watch over us on earth.

P.O. Curnyn retired

July 19, 2023

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