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.

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

2. People immediately started gathering.

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

— LiamWCVB (@Liam Martin)

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

Hearse of MIT's Sean Collier leaving Boston just now

— RossReutersGuy (@Ross Kerber)

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

— ItsAlwaysDunny (@Dunny)

MIT Police Officer Sean Collier's escort home.

— BostonFire (@Boston Fire Dept.)

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

Candles held high at Wilmington vigil for Ofc Collier.

— JackMinch (@Jack Minch)

Wilmington singing God Bless America after Sean's vigil was beyond amazing. #RIP

— NickiNevaj (@Nicole)

So much love and pride at tonight's vigil #bostonstrong

— AdamHardingNews (@Adam Harding)

Scenes from the vigil at Victory Field #watertown

— watertowntab (@Watertown TAB)

As vigil is held a half hour away in Wilmington for Sean Collier, MIT also remembers #Boston

— GeorgeColli (@George Colli)

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

— meaghan1901 (@Meaghan Bransfield)

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