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Posted on 04/19/2013 2:11:18 PM PDT by Vigilanteman
MIT has identified the police officer killed in the line of duty on Thursday evening as Patrol Officer Sean A. Collier, 26, of Somerville, Mass.
Collier had served as a member of the MIT Police since Jan. 9, 2012, following service as a civilian employee with the Somerville Police Department. He was single and a native of Wilmington, Mass.
Sean was one of these guys who really looked at police work as a calling, said MIT Police Chief John DiFava. He was born to be a police officer.
Collier was shot Thursday evening following an altercation at the corner of Vassar Street and Main Street in Cambridge, roughly between Building 32 (Stata Center) and Building 76 (David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research) on the MIT campus. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The MIT Police, Cambridge Police Department and Massachusetts State Police are continuing their investigation of the circumstances surrounding Colliers death.
The loss of Officer Collier is deeply painful to the entire MIT community, MIT President L. Rafael Reif said. Our thoughts today are with his family, his friends, his colleagues on our police force and, by all accounts, the many other members of our community who knew him. This is a senseless and tragic loss.
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Photo at link. Only 26 years old, same age as my oldest daughter who is getting married next month.
Rest in peace Mr Collier.
I was prosecuting when a police officer was shot and killed. So very tragic.
Rest in Peace, Officer Collier.
The killers will spend eternity in Hell, tormented for all time. One is there already.
Fedelis ad Mortem my brother, your watch has ended.
RIP Officer Sean A. Collier.
When I went there, they all seemed old enough to be my father, and that they were there to stop us from having fun.
Now they’re young enough to be my son. And dying fighting a war brought to us by our insatiable leaders.
Thank you for posting this as a tribute.
May God rest his soul and bring comfort to those who loved him.
Rest In Peace, Officer Collier. May the scum who run our country and allow these animals into it drop dead.