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Hundreds mourn Massachusetts officer killed on motorcycle in N.H.

  • Police salute as the casket of Somerville Police Officer Louis Remigio is brought to St. Clement Church in Medford, Mass., on Friday. The Boston Herald via AP

  • Adam Pereira, center, is comforted by cousins after he spoke in remembrance of their uncle, Somerville Police Officer Louis Remigio Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Medford, Mass. (Chris Christo/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool) Chris Christo

  • Nephew Adam Pereira touches the helmet belonging to his uncle, Somerville Police Officer Louis Remigio, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, in Medford, Mass. (Chris Christo/The Boston Herald via AP, Pool) Chris Christo


Associated Press
Saturday, October 14, 2017

A Massachusetts police officer killed off-duty when his motorcycle was struck in North Hampton by an allegedly speeding teenager has been laid to rest.

Hundreds of law enforcement officers turned out to mourn Somerville officer Louis Remigio, a widowed father of two, at Friday’s funeral Mass in Medford.

Authorities said Remigio died Sunday morning when a Mercedes driven by 18-year-old Michael Ricci, of Burlington, hit him head on. New Hampshire police say Ricci may have been racing other vehicles on southbound Interstate 95. Remigio died Monday at a hospital; Ricci was not injured.

Officers from departments across New England saluted as Remigio’s casket – draped with an American flag – was carried into St. Clement Church.

Ricci was arrested Tuesday on an alleged bail violation.