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Patrick Signs Bill to Appoint Sean Collier to Somerville Police Department

Officer Sean Collier

Sean Collier, who authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects, will soon realize his dream of becoming a Somerville police officer.

Gov. Deval Patrick signed a bill Tuesday allowing the city of Somerville to appoint Collier postumously to the city’s police force, according to WHDH.

Collier, a Somerville resident, was serving as an MIT police officer when, on April 18, he was allegedly shot to death by the suspects in the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Jackie Rossetti, a spokesperson for the city of Somerville, said Tuesday afternoon the city was planning a ceremony for Collier’s appointment to the Somerville Police Department, but no date had been set. She said the city was in the process of working with Collier’s family to make those plans.

According to WHDH, Somerville State. Sen. Patricia Jehlen, who co-sponsored the home rule petition allowing the postumous appointment, said, “While nothing we do can bring Collier back, this posthumous appointment is a meaningful way to honor his memory and brave service.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - May 29, 2013 at 8:07 pm

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Live Blog: Memorial Service for Sean Collier Begins at Noon

Officer Sean Collier.

Sean Collier will be remembered at an MIT memorial service at noon on Wednesday. Collier, who was killed Thursday, was laid to rest on Tuesday morning. Police believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects shot Collier as he responded to an unrelated robbery.

Patch will provide updates throughout the memorial service. We welcome you to add your condolences and memories of Sean in the chat above once the live chat begins. 

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 24, 2013 at 10:43 am

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Somber Funeral Held in Stoneham for Officer Sean Collier

Sean Collier was mourned during a funeral in Stoneham on Tuesday morning.

The outpouring of support for slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier continued on Tuesday morning at Saint Patrick’s Parish in Stoneham as police officers and loved ones filed into the church to pay their respects during a private funeral.

Collier’s wake was held on Monday at a nearby funeral home, with officers forming a long line then as well to say goodbye to their fellow officer.

Support for Collier will continue on Wednesday at MIT when a larger memorial service will take place. According to reports, Vice President Joe Biden will be in attendance during the service, which begins at 12 p.m.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 24, 2013 at 3:18 am

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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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‘Rough Days Ahead’ as Region, Nation Grieve Officer Sean Collier

A community and nation alike are grieving the loss of Sean Collier.

Thursday night was the final shift for Sean Collier. But the waning moments of the 26-year-old’s life will never be forgotten.

“His life was short,” said Somerville Deputy Police Chief Paul Upton. “But his impact was great.”

The Somerville resident and Wilmington native was identified on Friday as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer shot and killed on Thursday in his police car.

His death led to the manhunt for two Boston Marathon bombing suspects, one who was killed and a second who was captured hiding in a boat behind a Watertown home.

But his death also united communities from throughout Massachusetts and far beyond as residents remember a man who heroically lost his life during a week of horror following Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings.

A Dream Nearly Fulfilled

Everything Collier did in his professional life was with one goal in mind – to protect and serve. read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - April 20, 2013 at 10:15 pm

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