Slain Virginia officer to be buried in Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) – A Virginia police officer who was shot and killed on her first day on the job is being honored in the western Massachusetts communities where she was born and grew up.

A wake for Officer Ashley Guindon is scheduled for Sunday at the Agawam Funeral Home.

A funeral Mass is scheduled for Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, in Springfield, followed by burial at St. Thomas the Apostle cemetery, in West Springfield.

Guindon, a former Marine Corps reservist, was born in Springfield and lived in Agawam before her family moved to New Hampshire.

Guindon was killed Feb. 27 while responding to a domestic argument at a home in Woodbridge, Virginia.

She had been sworn in as a Prince William County police officer the previous day. She was 28.

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