WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – West Springfield’s mayor is asking local residents to line the streets on Monday to show their respects to Officer Ashley Guindon, a Virginia police officer killed in the line of duty on her first shift.
A funeral for Guindon will be held late Monday morning at Sacred Heart Church in Springfield, with burial to follow at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Cemetery in West Springfield.
The funeral procession from the church to the cemetery will go over the North End Bridge, and continue from Park Street to Elm Street, and then on to Kings Highway, where the cemetery is located. The procession is expected to arrive at the cemetery at around 1:00 P.M.
Mayor Will Reichelt says that he is encouraging anyone interested in showing their support for the Guindon family to do so by lining the route Monday.
- Flags hung in West Springfield for Officer Ashley Guindon
- Road closures during funeral for fallen police officer on Sunday and Monday
In memory of fallen Officer Ashley Guindon, the officers of the Greenfield Police Dept will be wearing black mourning bands on their badges this Sunday and Monday while the funeral services are taking place.
The mourning band is the traditional way for a law enforcement officer to publicly mourn the death of a fellow officer. –Greenfield Police Department
Though she served with the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia, Guindon was born in Springfield. Her uncle, Thomas Guindon, is a detective with the West Springfield Police Department. Officer Ashley Guindon will be buried in a plot next to her father at St. Thomas Cemetery.