QUINCY, Mass. — Weymouth is basking in a warm blue light to honor and remember a fallen police sergeant and a woman killed a year ago.
"And the whole town of Weymouth if you drive around at night, I drove around last night. There’s blue lights everywhere," said Dennis Brooks of Weymouth.
Brooks helped come up with what he's called "Blumanation."
The blue lights are a tribute to fallen Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna and Vera Adams.
On July 15, 2018, Sgt. Chesna was shot and killed while chasing a man, Emmanuel Lopes, who was wanted by police. Lopes is accused of using Chesna's service revolver to kill him.
During the manhunt that followed, Adams, 77, was killed by Lopes as she stood on her sun porch, and shot with the same gun.
Monday night, Weymouth residents and businesses showed their support.
"The families have to go through this every single day and it doesn’t matter that a year has gone by or 10 years have gone by," said Kathy Carrigan of The Cottage Bar.
To mark the first anniversary of the day her husband was gunned down in the line of duty, Cindy Chesna wrote an op-ed in her local paper asking for kindness among communities.
The Chesna family's letter was published Sunday, along with a message asking for privacy as they mourn Sgt. Chesna.
"I encourage you to take pictures of your loved ones for a lifetime of memories because nobody knows what tomorrow will bring," Cindy Chesna wrote. "Live your life, for it is precious, and every night when you go home, remember that police officers are people that have families."
She asked that people be kind to police officers and remember that they have families and spend their time protecting others.
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