By Mike “Sarge” Riley, 98.5 The Sports Hub

While protecting and serving the Weymouth community, officer Michael Chesna was tragically killed in the line of duty on Sunday, July 15. Chesna was posthumously named a Sergeant by the Police Department after his death. He left behind a wife and two young children.

Since then, numerous acts of kindness have been able to help support the Chesnas, including a trip to Gillette Stadium with donated tickets from Taylor Swift. And this past Sunday night, Cindy and her kids threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Fenway Park before the Red Sox-Yankees game.

Perhaps one of the most personal ways of giving will be by Chesna’s former brothers and sisters in the Weymouth Police Department when they take to the ice for the Hold The Line Charity Hockey Game on Thursday, Aug. 23 at the Bog Ice Arena in Kingston, Mass. The police will be going up against the Weymouth Fire Department.

Nik Tasiopoulos joined Joe Murray and Mike “Sarge” Riley on 98.5 The Sports Hub this past weekend to talk about the event, which features some former and current NHL hockey players. And former Bruins national anthem singer Rene Rancourt will be coming out of retirement to perform the National Anthem. Listen to the podcast below for the full interview.

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You can hear Mike “Sarge” Riley on the air on various 98.5 The Sports Hub programs. Follow him on Twitter @Sarge985.