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.


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.— Boston Police Dept.

2. People immediately started gathering.


At the common in #Wilmington Waiting for the procession of Ofc Collier to arrive. http://t.co/DmKcu9tu3v— Chris Stygles


SCREENSHOT of MIT website right now dedicated to slain MIT police officer Sean Collier. http://t.co/1AeOrp6tPd— msnNOW


Sean Collier’s final ride begins. “Present. Arms!”— Adam Gaffin


Hundreds line the streets of #Wilmington for #MIT officer Sean Collier’s final call. #bostonstrong http://t.co/9V9WpjZiQh— Julie Loncich

PIC: Officer Collier's family gathers along procession route. Lots of hugs, and tears #WCVB #Wilmington http://t.co/JA55tI1Wm0

— LiamWCVB (@Liam Martin)

PIC: Officer Collier’s family gathers along procession route. Lots of hugs, and tears #WCVB #Wilmington http://t.co/JA55tI1Wm0— Liam Martin

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

Hearse of MIT's Sean Collier leaving Boston just now http://t.co/Ml0IplPfUz

— RossReutersGuy (@Ross Kerber)

Hearse of MIT’s Sean Collier leaving Boston just now http://t.co/Ml0IplPfUz— 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)

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

MIT Police Officer Sean Collier's escort home. http://t.co/7e1pm86imb

— BostonFire (@Boston Fire Dept.)

MIT Police Officer Sean Collier’s escort home. http://t.co/7e1pm86imb— Boston Fire Dept.

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

Candles held high at Wilmington vigil for Ofc Collier. http://t.co/18Z3bvcAnI

— JackMinch (@Jack Minch)

Candles held high at Wilmington vigil for Ofc Collier. http://t.co/18Z3bvcAnI— Jack Minch

Wilmington singing God Bless America after Sean's vigil was beyond amazing. #RIP http://t.co/es1lRzv1Jt

— NickiNevaj (@Nicole)

Wilmington singing God Bless America after Sean’s vigil was beyond amazing. #RIP http://t.co/es1lRzv1Jt— Nicole

So much love and pride at tonight's vigil #bostonstrong http://t.co/LIF45ZM6Bi

— AdamHardingNews (@Adam Harding)

So much love and pride at tonight’s vigil #bostonstrong http://t.co/LIF45ZM6Bi— Adam Harding

Scenes from the vigil at Victory Field #watertown http://t.co/7cggYfcyQU

— watertowntab (@Watertown TAB)

Scenes from the vigil at Victory Field #watertown http://t.co/7cggYfcyQU— Watertown TAB

As vigil is held a half hour away in Wilmington for Sean Collier, MIT also remembers #Boston http://t.co/xOuqHtQqKh

— GeorgeColli (@George Colli)

As vigil is held a half hour away in Wilmington for Sean Collier, MIT also remembers #Boston http://t.co/xOuqHtQqKh— George Colli

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

— meaghan1901 (@Meaghan Bransfield)

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

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