Memorial to slain MIT officer unveiled

Associated Press

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – A temporary memorial has been unveiled in honor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

The granite memorial for Sean Collier was dedicated Friday during a ceremony on campus attended by about 200 people.

Authorities allege the bombing suspects shot and killed Collier on April 18 to get his gun as they tried to make their escape.

MIT Police Chief John DiFava said time tends to make people forget about tragedies such as Collier’s death, but “support for Sean seems to grow every day.”

Friday’s ceremony took place six months to the day after Collier’s death. A candlelight vigil is scheduled for 10:20 p.m., the exact time he was slain.

A permanent memorial will be erected in the future.

This entry was posted in General. Bookmark the permalink.
  • Sign up for our Email Newsletter

    Sign Up
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Summer reopening of NYPD Museum

      July 10 @ 10:00 am - October 1 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Auction of Detroit building designed by World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki

      July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 27 @ 2:00 pm
    3. Carl V. Bini Fund’s Back to the Beach

      July 22 - July 23
    4. Kevin Williams Memorial Golf Outing

      July 24
    5. Robin Kaplan Memorial Golf Tournament

      August 2 - August 3