West Bridgewater

Police honor fallen colleague

Police officers from many local communities as well as State Police turned out to pay tribute last week to West Bridgewater police Sergeant Gregory Ames. Mourners marched down School Street in Bridgewater last Sunday, and law enforcement officers were among hundreds of people at a funeral Mass Monday at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Bridgewater. Ames, 43, was found dead in his Bridgewater home on June 17 in what authorities called an “unattended death” that was not a criminal matter. Ames, a West Bridgewater native, joined the police force in 1999, following in the footsteps of his father, retired police Sergeant James Ames. In 2005, Gregory Ames was promoted to sergeant.