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Patrol Officer Sean Allen Collier

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, April 18, 2013

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Sean Allen Collier

Last Sunday, the folks from my shift held a little get together as we sometimes do on holiday weekends after work. It was the 8th anniversary of your murder at the hands of punks who thought they were some kind of heroes. Though we laughed and talked about lots of things, and of course bitched about things at work, we stopped and thought of you and your sacrifice and how close to home it was for us, even those who hadn't started working with us at that time. Not one of us didn't feel a bit emotional at that moment. You ARE a Brother and a neighbor to us and always will be. One of our folks was one of the first on the scene that night. Several of our folks were in Watertown when all Hell broke loose. It was your Brothers and Sisters protecting the future on the Commonwealth's campuses who had to sit behind the State Police at your memorial service to honor you. You got national attention, but not for the right reasons, but even in a nation that now seems so anti-Police it's heart wrenching, cannot find a negative thing to say about you. Thank God you are respected, if only because you were murdered.

Sean, I may never have had the chance to meet you, but I know a number of your co-workers at MIT and some who have moved on for whatever reason, but there is a kinship between our departments that was brought even closer by this horrendous and infuriating tragedy. We will mourn you forever, hero.

In fact it's been eight years, but in all of our hearts, it was last week.

May you continue to forever Rest in Peace, Brother and may God Bless you and all who feel the loss most of all.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

April 23, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 10, 2021

The Boat that one of the bombers was hiding in was that of my neighbors. I will never forget looking out that window seeing those flashing lights and herring the opening of fire for over two minutes straight.

R. I. P. Sean Coiler

Seamen Basic Nathaniel Bushey
United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps

August 22, 2020

The boat in which one of the bombers were hiding was that of my neighbors, and I will never forget those flashing lights and the opening of fire I had heard for over two minutes straight.

R. I. P. Sean Coiler

Seamen Basic Nathaniel Bushey
United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps

August 22, 2020

The boat in which one of the bombers were hiding was that of my neighbors, and I will never forget those flashing lights and the opening of fire I had heard for over two minutes straight.

R. I. P. Sean Coiler

Seamen Basic Nathaniel Bushey
United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps

August 22, 2020

Officer collier, 6 years ago yesterday you where brutally murdered by the Boston bombers. May you continue to rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

April 19, 2020

Respect, Honor, Remember

Wisconsin C.O.P.S. G. Birkholz
Mom of Officer Craig Birkholz EOW 3/20/2011 Fond du Lac PD

April 16, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Collier.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 2, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 18, 2019

Rest in peace brother....

Detective Sergeant Jeremy Sims
Matteson, IL PD

February 24, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 11, 2018

Thank you for your service and may your family find strength and peace.

Mom/President of WTC Tammy Avent
Mother of BPA Jose (Joey) Barraza EOW: 4-18-16

April 18, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored on the 5th anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family, friends and coworkers for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 18, 2018

I recently bought a Bruins Jersey to honor Sean Collier, I put his last name and EOW on it. 4/18/13. His death saddened me and I wanted to honor him the best way I knew how.

Det. Brian Booth
NYPD

March 20, 2018

Today I watched Patriots Day for the first time today. Thank you for your service and great sacrifice

Officer Michael Pollard
FCSD

February 7, 2018

Thank you Sir, for your service and God Bless.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of GOD.
We will take it from here.

Master Trooper Bryan Layne u/434
Kentucky State Police

November 16, 2017

Rest in Peace my brother.Thank you for your service. May you watch over your family from a better place.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)
N.Y.P.D.

April 18, 2017

R.I.P

Sergeant
NYPD

April 2, 2017

Thank you for your service, Rest In Peace and protect from above.

BSUPD, MA Assistant Chief, Matthew T. Ru
Bridgewater State University Police Department

March 23, 2017

Watched Patriots Day just moments ago and was reminded of your sacrifice. I thank you for your service and courage. Rest easy, brother we have the watch.

Deputy A Levinson
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

March 19, 2017

Today I saw the movie Patriots Day and was reminded of you. Rest easy brother, you will never be forgotten.

Police Officer Molly Donahue
Seattle Police Department

January 26, 2017

Today Justice has been served. Patrol Officer Sean Allen Collier and the Victims , Rest in Peace. God Speed

MPO AJ Watkins

May 15, 2015

We all wear the same uniform no matter what town, city, state or University. It is that bond that binds us all. That Thin Blue Line we all tow together.

It is for that reason I stood proudly that day in Cambridge at MIT with all of our fellow brothers and sisters in blue to honor you at your memorial. We in the Boston area will never forget April 15th or 18th. We will continue to honor those days for years to come.

On behalf of my family, the Brandeis University Police Department and myself, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family always. Rest in Peace Brother. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Sgt. Dana M. King
Brandeis University Police Waltham, MA

April 18, 2015

Today marks the 2nd anniversary of your brutal murder at the hands of two maniacs. One is dead and that is no loss to society. The other has been convicted of the bombing which started the entire affair.

Monday is the Marathon.

Officer Collier, I have stated before, I never had the pleasure of meeting you but I'm well acquainted with the MIT Police and many officers who work there. I have the highest respect for that agency and when one of you is gone, it hurts us all.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 18, 2015

Rest in Peace brother, we will seek justice on your behalf

Policeman Brother in Blue #8755
Phoenix Police

March 19, 2015

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