My heart goes to officer Collier, he is areal hero. Condolences to people of United States for losing such a son.

MOE MOGHIMI
4/23/2013

Sean, my heart aches that someone as promising as you died so young. I am forever grateful that you were there that night protecting the MIT community. I wish I had the chance to know you. God Bless your sweet, kind, and courageous soul. You will never be forgotten.

Sharon
4/23/2013

I hate it when their is an LODD anywhere in the country, but it hits close to home when its in your neighboring state. Rest in Peace Sean, from a fellow Sean

Sean
4/23/2013

The "Thin Blue Line" just became a little thinner, carry on Officer Collier your brothers and sisters have your back.

Fidel Balan
4/23/2013

RIP from Shanghai.

Youming
4/23/2013

As a parent of a third year student at M.I.T. who lives in a dorm near the Strata Building, one realizes that Officer Collier gave his life in the line of duty, protecting dozens and dozens of students and faculty who were in the vicinity at the time he was killed by a terrorist! The M.I.T. officers are so crucial to the safety of the campus which is open 24/7/365. Sean was just entering the prime of his young life, and he obviously enjoyed his role within the M.I.T. community, and interacting with so many students. May God Bless his family, and may he rest in eternal peace. He will be gone but never forgotten. I hope that M.I.T. campus erect a monument or statue of his likeness student past, present and future will come to know Officer Sean Collier.

Jim Moldow
4/23/2013

Our daughter graduated from MIT in June, 2012. She never had the need to contact an MIT Police Officer, but both her parents and she were very grateful to know that they were there if she did need them. While she never had the opportunity to know Officer Collier, it is apparent that he is someone she would have trusted and liked very much. She is currently in the Peace Corp in Albania, and is sickened to know this occurred on "her" campus. Our hearts, support, comfort and prayers to out to his family. Our hearts are breaking for you.....

The Bowman Family
4/23/2013

Thank you for your service.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
You will not be forgotten.

Ethan Klein
4/23/2013

As Cambridge residents and members of the MIT community, we will remember every day that Sean gave his life to protect us. It's a debt that we can never repay, but we can strive together to make the community a better place in his memory.

Our paths barely crossed on campus, but Sean and his reassuring smile have left a permanent mark on our lives. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family and friends.

Mike and Paola
4/23/2013

I haven't met Sean, but I do want to say a couple things.

I am truly grateful for Officer Collier - he protected us. He made it so that we could continue to live our lives. He made me realize that life is precious and that we shouldn't take it for granted. He gave his life to save mine, and for that, I thank you Sean. You will forever have my gratitude.

Rest in Peace.

Sunnie
4/23/2013

I hadn't met Sean, but he sounds like he was a truly good human being. Love to his family, for creating such a lovely person, and love to the MIT police for being there for all of us at MIT. I am so very sad for your/our loss. Thank you for your sacrifices. Thank you.

Lena A. Davis
4/23/2013

To Officer Sean's family, friends and fellow officers I send my deepest sympathy and wish that you can soon find peace.

To MIT Police Officers - thank you for all you do, every hour of every day, to keep our campus safe.

DS
4/23/2013

My grief over Officer Collier's death has inevitably turned to anger. Anger at the cowards who ambushed and killed such a great and devoted member of the MIT community.Anger at myself. I find myself wishing that he was never on patrol that night but It gives me solace to know that he swore an oath to protect and serve, something which he truly believed in.The week of April 15th 2013 was the most surreal week which I have ever experienced. I never knew Sean personally but I have seen him around the area encompassing Buildings 56, 66, Stata and Koch. I am ashamed to admit that I was there on the night he died in Building 66 from 9:00pm to 10:30pm. I even smelled the gunfire but I mistook it for something else. Didn't even hear the quick, muffled, cowardly gunshots which silenced a great man. I left early that night (around 10:30pm) through the front of Building 66 that faces Ames St and E25. If I had simply turned around from Ames St. and and walked a little closer into the open courtyard between Buildings 66 and 68 maybe I would have seen his patrol car in disarray at the intersection of Stata, Koch and McGovern. Maybe I could have dialed 911 so he wouldn't have had to bleed out for several minutes. He died a hero's death and very quietly.But his selfless dedication to MIT, the city of Cambridge, and to his Country will echo throughout the ages I love you Sean. I wish I knew you personally. Somerville is proud of you. America is proud of you. And the World will remember you.

Mike
4/23/2013

As an alum and Cambridge resident, I express my deepest condolences to Officer Collier's family. Your sacrifice shall not be in vain.Respects.

Shashi Kant
4/23/2013

I wish I could have met you, and I wish things didn't turn out this way. You seem like such a chill and down to earth guy the truly cared about the safety of our campus. I wish the best for the family.

PN
4/23/2013

My deepest condolences to the Collier family.

yvette
4/23/2013

WHEN ANOTHER POLICE OFFICER IS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY THE ENTIRE POLICE COMMUNITY FEELS THE PAIN REGARDLESS OF WHERE WE WORK. MY SYMPATHIES AND PRAYERS ARE WITH SEAN'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS. MAY YOUR MEMORIES OF HIM HELP YOU TO HEEL.

CPL VIVIAN CRUMLY
4/23/2013

cI was saddened to hear what happened to Officer Collier, I had read about him in the news paper and he had done so much good for being so young and had so much more good he was going to do. Thank you for your self less service.

Hayden
4/23/2013

If it was a fair fight... I can assure you the end result would have been different.

- #33

#33
4/23/2013

Dear Collier family:

I am so very sad for your loss. Like so many others, I left MIT only an hour earlier that evening. I am so proud of Sean, for his bravery and work, and I am so sad for MIT's and the world's loss.

Ted Gibson, professor of Brain & Cognitive Sciences, building 46 (across the street from Stata)
4/23/2013

Thank you Collier family for sharing with the MIT community a man that helped enrich the population and provide for its safety. As an alum of MIT, I am grateful to Sean and you, the Collier family, for his generosity, impact, love, and sacrifice in helping protect a community which I hold dear. Thank you.

Brian Cohen
4/23/2013

Thank you for your service! You had a lot of potential and it's sad to see your life and career cut short! R.I.P Officer Collier

Tyler
4/23/2013

I have never met this man but my prayers go out to this courageous guy. He died in the line of duty doimg what he was supposed to do. My heart aches when I think about the reality of this. This is a tragedy and those men that did this are sick. For the family of this young heroic boy my heart goes out to you. R.I.P

D C
4/23/2013

For a true hero, with deep sympathy.

Rebecca Kengmana, parent
4/23/2013

I am deeply saddened by the Collier family's loss. God Bless

Rita DeMeo
4/23/2013

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