Hundreds of police officers and mourners are expected to attend the funeral services that begin today for the state police sergeant who was tragically killed by an alleged drunken driver while working a detail early Friday morning.
“Not a minute goes by when we don’t think about him and how he has touched our lives,” said Jacki Archard, a friend of the family of Sgt. Doug Weddleton. Archard, flanked by state troopers wearing black bands over their badges, spoke on the family’s behalf in front of the Brockton church that will host his wake today and his funeral tomorrow.
Weddleton, a father of four, stopped Kenneth Weiand, 43, of Walpole, who was allegedly driving drunk on Interstate 95 in Mansfield. Another alleged drunken driver, Anthony Perry, 45, of Hyde Park, crashed in to Weiand’s car, causing it to drag Weddleton across the highway and killing him.
Weiand was granted bail yesterday. Perry was charged with negligent motor vehicle homicide.