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Slain Officer Had The Qualities of ‘An Ideal Police Officer’

Gianna Melaragni, 9, writes a note of condolences on a poster with Sean Collier's photograph on it.

More than 5,000 residents, friends and law enforcement personnel from throughout Eastern Massachusetts packed the Wilmington Town Common for a candlelight vigil Saturday night to bid farewell and say thank you to a hometown hero.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, a 2004 graduate of Wilmington High School, was gunned down as he sat in his cruiser Thursday night on a Cambridge Street, allegedly by brothers Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the same men investigators believe are responsible for the fatal bombing attack at Monday’s Boston Marathon.

Before the start of Saturday’s vigil, a hearse carrying Collier’s body drove down Church Street, shut down to traffic during the ceremony. The road was lined with police officers at attention on one side and residents cheering and waving American flags on the other.

Family members, colleagues, friends and town officials shared their grief during the vigil. But the grief didn’t manifest as tears but rather in a steely resolve to continue the legacy Collier established during his short life and to ensure that his death would not be forgotten. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 21, 2013 at 5:47 am

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