• Community members and other visitors gather on Saturday at a makeshift memorial for MIT Police Patrol Officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the line of duty on the evening of Thursday, April 18.

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  • The memorial is situated near where Collier was shot, between MIT's Buildings 32 and 76.

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  • Biology graduate student Eleanor Cameron places a flower at the memorial.

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  • The flower and a note thanking Collier for his sacrifice sits among the many other items left by visitors to the memorial.

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  • Visitors have left chalk messages on the bricks around the memorial thanking and remembering Collier.

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  • The memorial grew throughout the day Saturday as more community members and visitors left tributes to the fallen officer.

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  • The memorial sits just outside of MIT's Stata Center.

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  • A group stops and pays respect near the memorial.

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  • A visitor leaves a notes at the memorial site.

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  • Flags, flowers, teddy bears, notes and more adorn the memorial.

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Slideshow: Community members pay respects at shooting site

Makeshift memorial set up to honor fallen Officer Sean Collier.


On the evening of Thursday, April 18, MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed in the line of duty following an altercation at the corner of Vassar Street and Main Street on the MIT campus. A makeshift memorial has been set up near the spot where Collier was shot, and community members and others have left messages, flowers and more in tribute to the slain officer.

The Institute is currently planning commemorations for Officer Collier, and details will be released as they become available.

All members of the MIT community who feel affected by this tragedy should visit http://together.mit.edu for available resources.


Topics: Community, Faculty, Police, Staff, Student life, Students, Sean Collier

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