"Collier Strong" pins were handed out at the memorial service for MIT Officer Sean Collier.
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Sean Collier, the MIT police officer allegedly killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, will be posthumously sworn in as a member of the Somerville Police Department Thursday night.
Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone, the Somerville Board of Aldermen and Chief of Police Thomas Pasquarello will formally introduce Sean Collier as a member of the Somerville Police Department during the regularly scheduled Aldermen’s meeting at 7 p.m.
Before his death in April, Collier, a Somerville resident, civilian member of the Somerville Police and member of the Somerville Auxiliary Police, had been hired to the force and was originally expected to be sworn in as a Somerville Police Officer in June.
Members of the Collier family, local and state public officials will be on hand to commemorate Collier, and honor his service to the Somerville community. Collier will be posthumously presented with badge #310.