2018 BPPA Pictures of the Year

02 General News

1. Chris Christo / Boston Herald

(Hanover, Ma 072018) Cindy Chesna is overcome with grief as she escorts her husband, police Sergeant Michael Chesna’s casket from his funeral. Sergeant Chesna was shot and killed while responding to reports of an erratic driver. July 20, 2018

2. Jessica Rinaldi / Boston Globe

Family members reach out their arms as the hearse carrying fallen Worcester Firefighter Christopher J. Roy passes by his fire station. The 36-year-old father was killed while battling a blaze at an apartment building on Lowell Street.

3. Craig F. Walker / Boston Globe

Chuck Cole passed a makeshift memorial during a “celebration of life” ceremony for Arthur Medici at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, MA. Fears of a fatal shark attack on Cape Cod were realized Sept. 15. The victim: Arthur Medici, 26, of Revere, who was boogie-boarding in the waters off Wellfleet. It was the stateÕs first fatal shark attack in 80 years.

HM 1. Chris Christo / Boston Herald

(Yarmouth, Ma 041318) A child prays at Sean Gannon’s police cruiser in front of the Yarmouth Police Department. Gannon was killed while trying to arrest a man on a warrant for parole violation. April 13, 2018

HM 2. Jessica Rinaldi / Boston Globe

A day after the Columbia Gas fires Brenda Jones leaned against the wall in front of her bedroom on Brookfield Street in South Lawrence. With her apartment destroyed Jones said she would sleep on a friend’s couch until she could find somewhere else to live.