BOSTON — Two fallen Massachusetts police officer, one of which a New Bedford native have had their names added to a memorial to recognize the bravery of the two men.

Slain Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon and slain Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna’s names were added to the Wall of Heroes at the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial on Friday.

The Massachusetts Police Association tweeted photos of the ceremony, showing Gannon and Chesna’s family members speaking in their honor.


Gannon, a New Bedford native, was shot and killed while serving an arrest warrant on a career criminal with over 100 prior convictions in April of 2018. Gannon’s K-9 Officer Nero was also shot in the incident, but survived and has since recovered.

Just three months later, Weymouth Police Officer Michael Chesna was shot multiple times in the head and chest by a man with a lengthy criminal history. A woman in her 70’s, simply a bystander, was also shot and killed during the incident.

Pictures posted by the Union also show Yarmouth Police Chief Frank Frederickson delivering words alongside Gannon’s wife and his parents, who still reside in New Bedford.

Massachusetts Police Association/Twitter.