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MIT student blogger Michael C. '16

MIT honors Officer Sean Collier (photoblog) by Michael C. '16

photos from today's memorial service

Police officers from across the country as well as other mourners turned out by the thousands today for a memorial service to honor fallen MIT officer Sean Collier.

Law enforcement officers paid their respects:

Vice President Joe Biden, MIT President Rafael Reif, and Sean Collier’s brothers were among those who spoke at the ceremony:

Security was extraordinarily tight, with countersniper teams dotting the rooftops surrounding Briggs Field:

Helicopter flyby:

Thousands of people packed Briggs Field on a beautiful sunny day:

Students who couldn’t make the memorial service found other ways to pay their respects:

Rest in peace, Officer Collier.  You’ll be missed.

MIT has created a Sean A. Collier Memorial Fund, which will support a Collier Medal to be awarded to people who demonstrate the values and character of Officer Collier. And his family has suggested that memorial gifts be made to the Jimmy Fund of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston.