Massachusetts State Police honor a fallen trooper and his family

 

State Police honored a fallen trooper and his family Thursday before the Marlborough - Hudson Thanksgiving Day Game.  "It's still raw.  It's still something I'm struggling with,” said Trooper Luis DeJesus.  Trooper Thomas Clardy’s wife and six children, who all live in Hudson, stood together, as State Police troopers marched on the field to honor a man who impacted so many.  “It tells you something about someone when you have somebody that Tom had arrested and they come out to the barracks to pay their respects,” said DeJesus.  Trooper Clardy was killed last March when he was hit and killed on the Mass Pike during a traffic stop.   Thanksgiving was Clardy's favorite holiday, and his family says he always found a way to take the day off and be with them.  "I thought of my husband.  It was snowing so I thought that was maybe a sign he was looking down.  Wishing he was here to see the support from everybody,” said Reisa Clardy, Thomas Clardy’s wife.  Clardy's 4-year-old son Noah was in charge of the coin toss.  Lt. Jim Murphy came up with the idea to do the tribute and talked to both teams before Thursday’s game.  "We are one family and we go by that we will take care of each other during all times.  A tragic event like this they need us,” he said.  The Clardy family says the tribute is a great reminder that the community has not forgotten about them.

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