MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — About 50 police officers from Massachusetts, including two killed in the line of duty, were recognized Saturday for their bravery, service and humanitarian acts.
The officers were honored Saturday night by the Irish American Police Officers Association at the Irish American Club Hall in Malden.
The organization’s highest award, the Medal of Honor, was 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 included Springfield officers Daniel Moynahan, Joseph Levesque and David Santiago, whose work led to the arrest of a man charged with killing three women.
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