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Police identify MIT officer fatally shot night of Boston terror

Posted at 1:29 PM, Apr 19, 2013

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer killed Thursday evening has been identified as Sean Collier, 26, of Somerville, Massachusetts, law enforcement officials said Friday.

The MIT Police, Cambridge Police Department and Massachusetts State Police are continuing their investigation of the circumstances surrounding Collier’s death.

CNN reports that Collier had been fatally shot while he sat in his car and police believe that suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were responsible.

He served with MIT Police since Jan. 9, 2012 and was a Massachusetts native.

“Sean was one of these guys who really looked at police work as a calling,” said MIT Police Chief John DiFava. “He was born to be a police officer.”

You can read more on MIT News, here.