FOXBORO, Mass. (CelebrityAccess) Taylor Swift provided hundreds of free tickets to the town of Weymouth, Mass., for her show at Gillette Stadium Thursday night in honor of slain police sergeant Michael Chesna and an elderly shooting victim.
“My understanding is that they did it low-key and weren’t looking for publicity,” Weymouth Mayor Robert Hedlund told the Patriot Ledger. “There were enough to send every police officer, firefighter and extended family to the concert, and then some.”
Emanuel Lopes, 20, has been accused of fatally shooting Chesna with his own gun, then shooting 77-year-old Vera Adams in her home after the suspect spotted her through her sliding glass door. Chesna originally questioned Lopes under suspicion of vandalizing a home when Lopes allegedly hit him in the head with a rock and, after Chesna fell to the ground, took his gun and shot him in the head and chest.
Thousands of law enforcement officers attended Chesna’s funeral in Hanover July 20.
Officers and firefighters in nearby towns like Quincy and Hingham were also recipients of the tickets.