‘She had a passion for fitness’: Girls’ basketball league formed in honor of fallen soldier – Boston News, Weather, Sports

BROCKTON, MASS. (WHDH) – A special denunciation was held in Brockton on Tuesday evening in honor of deceased Massachusetts State Police Trooper Tamar Bucci.

A new women’s basketball league in the Mass. State Police Unity Basketball League was formed and dedicated to Private Bucci who was killed in the line of duty over a month ago when she pulled over to help a driver on the side of the road.

Bucci was still active and worked as a personal trainer to help others achieve their fitness goals.

Her loved ones, all dressed in blue, gathered to celebrate the first of many games in her memory – something they know she would have loved.

“She was definitely someone the other women in our work looked up to,” Col. Christopher Mason said. “She had a passion for fitness. It was something she really enjoyed doing. So we think it’s a really good fit and a really good way to honor his memory.

The memory of Cavalier Bucci is now perpetuated through these young girls.

“I make new friends because not all my friends at school play basketball, so everyone here is different,” 14-year-old Sian Fernandez said. “You can meet new people.”

With games going all night at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club in Brockton, the league hopes this will be just the start of a successful streak.

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