Taylor Swift provided a large number of tickets to law enforcement for her Gillette Stadium show after Sgt. Michael Chesna was killed in the line of duty.
According to The Patriot Ledger, the pop star provided tickets to law enforcement officers from the town of Weymouth to her Thursday show in Massachusetts. Mayor Robert Hedlund told the paper, “There were enough to send every police officer, firefighter and extended family to the concert, and then some.” The tickets were distributed to personnel from both Quincy and Higham.
Swift sent the gift after the shooting to Sgt. Michael Chesna who was killed in the line of duty on July 15. Vera Adams, a 77 year old widow, was also shot in the altercation while sitting in the sunroom of her Torrey Street home.
The mayor added, “My understanding is that they did it low-key and weren’t looking for publicity.” Thanking Swift for the generous donation, the mayor added, “The gesture was absolutely generous, significant and appreciated.”
The paper reported that Swift’s publicist, Tree Paine, did not respond to requests for comments. Seeing as how Swift was staked in the media for her high-profile donations and accused of being generous for the sake of publicity, it is no surprise that the singer has gone under the radar with her charitable acts.
Swift’s shows are filled with special guests, including high-profile attendees like Gigi Hadid and Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn. The singer also often calls musical friends up on stage, and guests in the Reputation era so far have included Shawn Mendes, Niall Horan and Selena Gomez.
Swift performed in Gillette on Friday and Saturday, and will then be heading to Toronto.