BOSTON (CBS) — In an unexpected act of kindness, the New York Yankees sent the Massachusetts State Police flowers Thursday in memory of fallen Trooper Thomas Clardy.

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State Police took to their Twitter account late Thursday morning to express their gratitude to the Boston Red Sox’s AL East division rivals.

“Touching gesture today in sympathy for (Trooper) Clardy from @Yankees,” they tweeted. “On behalf of MSP and Clardy families, thank you.”

Clardy stopped a Chevy Tahoe on the Massachusetts Turnpike in Charlton on March 16, when he was struck and killed by a Nissan Maxima.

State Trooper Thomas Clardy. (Photo credit: Mass. State Police)

State Trooper Thomas Clardy. (Photo credit: Mass. State Police)

He was laid to rest on Tuesday in his hometown of Hudson.

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The funeral service for Trooper Thomas Clardy concludes. (WBZ-TV)

The funeral service for Trooper Thomas Clardy concludes. (WBZ-TV)

Donations in memory of Trooper Clardy may be made to:

The Clardy Children’s Fund

C/O Avidia Bank

42 Main St.

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Hudson, MA 01749