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Massachusetts Firefighters Union Refuses to Remove ‘Thin Blue Line’ Flags

(Hingham Firefighters Local 2398, Facebook @HFDLocal2398)

Hingham union urges town to reconsider

FirefighterNation Staff

HINGHAM, Massachusetts – CBS Boston reports that Hingham Firefighters Local 2398 is refusing to remove ‘Thin Blue Line’ flags from fire apparatus and is urging the fire department to reconsider its decision.

The flags were being displayed leading up to the anniversary of the death of Weymouth Sergeant Michael Chesna‘s death.

In a Facebook post Local 2398 stated that the flags are still up, and its members will not personally remove them.

The past few days have been very disappointing for the members of Local 2398. Our disappointment began with the decision…

Posted by Hingham Firefighters Local 2398 on Monday, July 27, 2020

The union also denies that the flags are political.

Sgt. Chesna’s widow Cindy posted on Facebook against both police reform legislation in Massachusetts and the Hingham fire department’s decision to remove flags.

Two years ago my husband Sgt Michael Chesna was killed for doing the job he loved, being a police officer. It was, and…

Posted by Cindy Doran Chesna on Sunday, July 26, 2020