Boston Remembers MIT Officer Sean Collier

Collier died early Friday morning during a confrontation with Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Saturday night, the Boston Police Department, MIT students and hundreds of others lined the streets to honor him. posted on

1. Around 6 p.m. Saturday, police announced a procession for Sean Collier, beginning in Boston and ending with a vigil in Wilmington, Mass.

BPD will pay respects at 6:30PM to fallen MIT officer along Albany St from East Canton St to the Expressway. Please expect traffic delays.

2. People immediately started gathering.

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PIC: Officer Collier's family gathers along procession route. Lots of hugs, and tears #WCVB" target="_blank">">#WCVB #Wilmington" target="_blank">">#Wilmington" target="_blank">">

7. Around 7:30 p.m. the procession started.

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Sean Collier's procession just passed and everyone on the other side of the highway stopped in respect #RIP" target="_blank">">#RIP #BostonStrong" target="_blank">">#BostonStrong #USA" target="_blank">">#USA

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11. Around 8 p.m. people were gathering for the vigil.

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Wilmington singing God Bless America after Sean's vigil was beyond amazing. #RIP" target="_blank">">#RIP" target="_blank">">

So much love and pride at tonight's vigil #bostonstrong" target="_blank">">#bostonstrong" target="_blank">">

Scenes from the vigil at Victory Field #watertown" target="_blank">">#watertown" target="_blank">">

As vigil is held a half hour away in Wilmington for Sean Collier, MIT also remembers #Boston" target="_blank">">#Boston" target="_blank">">

Such a beautiful vigil. I wish there was a way to thank each law enforcement officer individually #BostonStrong" target="_blank">">#BostonStrong #CollierStrong" target="_blank">">#CollierStrong

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