As a wife of a sheriff deputy I would like to thank you for giving your life for the protection of others. My heart and prayers go out to your family and fellow officers and I know God is giving you a special place in Heaven.

Candice Gregory
4/25/2013

Sean,
Thank you for your efforts to protect MIT and its students. May you rest in peace and may God give strength to your family to endure such a horrible loss.
I hope all this nonsense committed in the name of Islam stops. Human life is the most precious factor in every religion. Islam is no different.

Sait Sahin Tulga '76 Istanbul, Turkey
4/25/2013

May God bless you Sean, and his angels keep you under their wings so that no more harm should come to you. My thoughts and prayers to your family and friends....Rest in peace, You are a hero.... much to young to die!

Beverly Ann Miller
4/25/2013

On behalf of all of the members of the University of Toronto Campus Police (St. George Campus) and myself as a long-serving sworn police officer and campus police leader, I offer my personal and our collective condolences to Officer Collier's family, friends and colleagues at MIT.

Daniel M Hutt, Director, Campus Police Services
4/25/2013

As a wife of a former police officer, I understand the dangers being faced daily by our law enforcement agencies. So it is painful when I hear that another one of our dedicated officers is taken so suddenly and unexpectedly. My heart goes out to Sean's family and those that love him. Rest in peace Sean. And God bless your family and bring them comfort and peace.

Diana Woloszyk
4/25/2013

My True Deep Condolences to the family of officer Collier May He Rest in Peace .

Elena
4/25/2013

As an alum and frequent CP safe rider back in the day, I am forever indebted to the MIT Campus Police for keeping me, my friends, classmates, and everyone on campus safe and free from harm. At a time when there are no words to express the grief and pain being suffered, I hope that everyone can find solace in the memories we have as well as in the support of friends and strangers who understand our heavy hearts and allow us to lean upon them. The entire MIT community and the Collier family are in my heart and thoughts.

Linda Muri
4/25/2013

You are a true hero. You made the ultimate sacrifice to protect us. I cannot thank you enough!

Su Chung
4/25/2013

Surely you will rest in heaven, because you served your country at the highest level one can ask. My prayers go out to your family that they will find peace in the knowledge that you died doing what you loved the most, protecting others.

Robert M. Trent
4/25/2013

I seen this comment on the Channel 5 News Facebook Page. It's a request from Leann Rose Strait to have her friend Ruth Louise Emens Schuler message shared on Facebook in hopes that Sean's Family would see it. I hope that by me adding it here that it somehow reaches his family as well.

Ruth Louise Emens Schuler wrote this in memory of Officer Sean Collier, please share and pass along in hopes it will get to his family and friends and bring them some comfort:

Now I lay me down to rest.
God knows I did my very best.
I served with honor, dignity, and pride,
For the people, side by side.
Do not weep, I serve HIM now,
Like I promised you when I made that vow.
To keep you safe and feel protected.
I am not gone, I've been redirected.
I'm on watch with HIM as an angel above,
And I have fine duty here,
There is infinite love!
R.I.P. Officer Sean Collier

Camille Cottrell
4/25/2013

Although it is many years since I was at MIT, I remember the vital role that the MIT Police play on campus and was shocked to hear of this terrible news. My deepest sympathy to Office Collier's family and to all who knew him.

Richard G 84, London UK
4/25/2013

We never met Sean Collier however after reading about him and his dedication to the The Jimmy Fund chances are our family was unknowing recipient of his kindness and generosity. We will never be able to say Thank You to Sean for helping families like ours through a very difficult time and Jude may have never met Sean but he will grow up knowing his name, his generosity, his sacrifice, and his spirt. RIP Sean Collier, you will not be forgotten.

The Stresing Family
4/25/2013

dear sean
rest in peace brother, i was shocked, when i heard about the boston bombing but i was more shocked when i heard that a police offier was kiled! it hurted more when i a young police officer like you was kiled. so i dediced my day today to remember you and athoer one who was kiled in the boston event. rest in peace brother! you will always be remembered by me. i will never forget you brother, thank you for serving for your country!

rest in peace sean! i will allways remeber you, thank you for your service

your friend andre
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andre
4/25/2013

When I saw the picture of Sean Collier on the Internet last Friday (4/19) my heart sank. In fact, I had known Sean thanks to his out of the ordinary kindness. When I go home in the evening, often late in the evening, I still expect to meet him in one of the corridors to the Stata Building on my way home. I liked him and I will miss seeing him.

Prof. Bruno Coppi
4/25/2013

The MIT Campus Police are, and always were, there for the students and faculty. In the spring of my freshman year I fell ill and was about to collapse in the Infinite Corridor. Seemingly out of nowhere, a campus patrolman caught me before I hit the floor and got me to Medical. Sean Collier was in the tradition of that man whom I remember only as "Bob." Rest in peace, Sean.

Rich Lopiccolo, Class of 1976
4/25/2013

The MIT Campus Police are, and always were, there for the students and faculty. In the spring of my freshman year I fell ill and was about to collapse in the Infinite Corridor. Seemingly out of nowhere, a campus patrolman caught me before I hit the floor and got me to Medical. Sean Collier was in the tradition of that man whom I remember only as "Bob." Rest in peace, Sean.

Rich Lopiccolo, Class of 1976
4/25/2013

My condolences to Sean's family and friends. Sean sounds like he was an amazing person, loved by all he came in contact with. He gave the ultimate sacrifice.

T Novotny
4/25/2013

I would bet that Sean is now guarding the gates of heaven.

Sharon
4/25/2013

My deepest sympathy to Sean's family, friends and colleagues

Howard Jones, Toronto
4/25/2013

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Officer Sean Collier, and the MIT Police Department. We all know the dangers surrounding our profession, but nothing prepares you for the loss of an officer in the line of duty. May god sustain all of you during this must difficult time. As a retired law enforcement officer I stand with you may god bless America.

Jose Sanchez
4/25/2013

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to the family of Officer Sean Collier, and the MIT Police Department. We all know the dangers surrounding our profession, but nothing prepares
you for the loss of an officer in the line of duty. GOD BLESS YOU, Chief Joseph Slapp

Retired Venice,Fl Police Chief Joe Slapp
4/25/2013

Sean, I didn't know you personally, but I wish I did. The more I learn about you and the very short life you lived, the more I am impressed with what an outstanding person you truly were. The MIT community was very lucky to have you and my heart goes out to all those who did have the chance to cross paths with you during your time here. I can't even imagine how much greater their feeling of loss must be.
As the daughter of a retired police officer, I have gotten small glimpses throughout my life of what both your MIT family and your related family must be experiencing. I will keep them in my thoughts and I hope that they will be comforted by wonderful memories of you and all the lives you touched while you were with us on earth.
I will remember you always and will strive to "do it right" (whatever 'it' may be at the time) in your honor.
Rest in Peace.

Danielle Grassia
4/25/2013

R.I.P. Officer Collier - Thank you for your service

Joseph R. Edelmann NYPD Det. (retired)
4/25/2013

We had not met ,but from hearing and reading about your accomplishments and your career which was far too short you left an impression on me even after all of my years in law enforcement . We started our careers with the Somerville Auxiliary Police working countless hours on our own time trying to learn and absorb as much as we could in hopes of eventually begin a fulltime career in law enforcement. We then went to work on a university campus, a position that involves serving and protecting people of many various backgrounds, who come with their own set of ideas of what our job as police officers on a campus are while helping them become young adults while trying to keep them safe and out of trouble. I had the privilege to attend your memorial service yesterday and by the tributes and the people from your institution that were present I could tell that you made a lot of friends. Thank you for your service .

Officer Sean Collier Rest in Peace, you will not be forgotten. Heroes Live Forever.

Panashe Flint , Lieutenant Bentley University Police
4/25/2013

Thank you for your bravery, and for being there when the people called out in their need.

Kaeri Carroll
4/25/2013

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