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Police, Residents Attend Officer Sean Collier’s Wake

Police officers from across the region were represented at the wake for Sean Collier on Monday afternoon in Stoneham.

Flags at half-staff, a police caravan leading a hearse and the Patriot Guard Riders lining Main Street in Red, White and Blue.

A long, almost silent trail of mourners waiting to enter a local funeral home and a row of TV news trucks.

Bystanders and passersby no longer have to ask, “What happened?” “What’s going on?”

They know.

It’s a scene that’s become all too familiar – Sunday in Medford, Monday in Stoneham and at Boston University and soon in Dorchester.

On Monday in Stoneham, police paid respects to one of their own, 27-year-old Sean Collier, an officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was shot and killed Thursday night in his police car.

Hundreds of others also attended the wake for Collier, a Wilmington native and Somerville resident, at the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home on Common Street. The wake was private. A public memorial ceremony is scheduled for noon Wednesday, April 24, at MIT’s Briggs Field (270 Vassar St., Cambridge). read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 7:35 am

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Sean Collier’s Wake Turns Out Large Police Crowd

A long line of police officers paid their respects to Sean Collier during his wake on Monday afternoon.

They call it the thin blue line. But there was nothing thin about the amount of support shown for a fallen brother on Monday afternoon in Stoneham.

A long line of police officers from across the region attended the wake of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier Monday at the Anderson-Bryant Funeral Home on Common Street.

Collier was killed in the line of duty on Thursday, April 17, allegedly by the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. Over 1,000 residents showed their support on Saturday during a vigil in Wilmington.

A public memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at 12 p.m. in Cambridge. According to reports Vice President Joe Biden will be among those in attendance.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 23, 2013 at 6:03 am

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