Widow of Trooper Clardy honored at Marines birthday celebration

BOSTON (WHDH) - The widow of the State Police trooper killed in the line of duty earlier this year was honored by the Marines at their 241st birthday celebration Monday in Boston.

Reisa Clardy was presented with the Semper Fidelis award. Her husband, Trooper Thomas Clardy, was a Marine before he joined the Massachusetts State Police. He was killed in March after police said his cruiser was hit by a driver under the influence of medical marijuana. That driver was charged with manslaughter.

“Tom would be very proud, very honored you thought of our family during this time, it’s very touching,” said Clardy as she was presented with the award. “He was very proud to be a Marine.” In addition to the award, the Marines presented $70,000 worth of scholarships to Clardy’s six children.

The celebration, held at the Boston Convention Center, also featured musical performances from several Marine groups.

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