State police escorted Trooper Thomas Clardy’s body to hometown

Marine Corps veteran had served 11 years with Massachusetts State Police

The procession transporting Trooper Thomas Clardy's body passes through Framingham along the Massachusetts Turnpike.

BOSTON (WWLP) – The body of Massachusetts State Trooper Thomas Clardy was moved from the state medical examiner’s office in Boston to a funeral home in his hometown.

A hearse left the ME’s office at 2:00 P.M., and continued on a route along the Massachusetts Turnpike and Interstate 495 to the Tighe-Hamilton Funeral Home in Hudson. The state police are providing an escort along the way, while state troopers and local police officers stopped along the highways, or at overpasses to salute the fallen law enforcement officer.

Clardy, a Marine Corps veteran and an 11-year member of the state police, died on Wednesday when his cruiser was rear-ended at full speed during a traffic stop in Charlton. He leaves behind a wife and six children.

State Police said Thursday that a wake will be held on Monday, and the funeral is scheduled for Tuesday, Times and locations have not yet announced.

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