Police Officer Sean Collier Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, Massachusetts End of Watch: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Police Officer Sean Collier | Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, MassachusettsMassachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, Massachusetts

Police Officer Sean Collier

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, Massachusetts
End of Watch: Thursday, April 18, 2013

Biographical Info

Age: 26
Tour of Duty: 1 year, 3 months
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: April 18, 2013
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: One deceased, one at large

Agency Contact Information

Chief of Police John DiFava
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department
301 Vassar Street, Building W8
Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone: (617) 253-1212

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.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer shot and killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been identified as 26-year-old Sean Collier.

The Middlesex district attorney’s officer says Collier was a Somerville resident who had worked at MIT since January 2012. Before that, he was a civilian employee of the Somerville Police Department.

MIT Police Chief John DiFava says Collier was a dedicated officer who was well liked by his colleagues and the MIT community.

Collier was found shot several times in his vehicle in the area of Vassar and Main streets in Cambridge at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

He was pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The suspects later carjacked a vehicle and drove to Watertown, where one was killed in a shootout with police.

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