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Police Officer Sean Collier
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, Massachusetts
End of Watch: Thursday, April 18, 2013
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 3 months
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 4/18/2013
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: One deceased, one at large
Police Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed during a large scale manhunt for suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. Shortly after reports of shots fired on the MIT campus, Officer Collier was found in his vehicle at about 10:30 p.m. with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The suspects carjacked a vehicle and drove to Watertown, where one suspect was killed during a confrontation with police. The second suspect remained at large several hours later.
Officer Collier had served with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department since January 2012 and had previously worked as a civilian employee of the Somerville Police Department.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief of Police John DiFava
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department
301 Vassar Street, Building W8
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 253-1212