Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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

"....I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom."

-A. Lincoln

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

Campus Patrol Officer Curtis Morris
York College Dept. Of Campus Safety

May 15, 2013

We thank you for your service and your sacrifice to your Nation. You are a true Patriot, thoughts to your family and co-workers. rest easy Officer, well done, your tour is complete here, your brothers and sisters have the watch now.

Michael Hopkins
nephew P/O Richard Lendell

May 8, 2013

My heart aches each time a brother or sister is taken. My prayers go out to Officer Collier's family. Please know he will always be special for his service and honored for his sacrafice.

Mark A. Kilgore, Captain, AZ DOC, Ret.
Az Dept. of Corr/RET

May 7, 2013

RIP young officer you will never be forgotten ......

Master Deputy D.L Smith
Wake County Sheriff's Office

May 6, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department (WY)

May 5, 2013

Rest in peace and bless your family in their time of sorrow.

Anne Cagle

May 4, 2013

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police, Maryland

May 3, 2013

My condolences to the family, the MIOTPD and all area LE. May our hero rest in peace.

Sal S. Retired
El Paso Police, EP TX

May 3, 2013

Rest hero!

ACO
MA TRIAL COURT

May 2, 2013

May God bless Sean, his family and the entire M.I.T. Police department.

Take solace in the heroic way Sean lived his life. There is no doubt Sean's selfless actions helped to avert further tragedy in the greater Boston area, and the nation.

Thank you, Sean.

New York State Trooper
New York State Police

May 2, 2013

Rest easy Brother. Be at peace.

Officer J. Craven
Silver Spring Township (PA) Police Dept.

April 30, 2013

"The Final Inspection"

The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint.

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.

There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."

Customs and Border Protection Officer

April 30, 2013

"You know you love something if you're willing to die for it, and you know it means nothing if you walk away from that which is dying."

My thoughts and prayers go out to Officer Collier's family and the MIT Police Department. May God bless Officer Collier, who will always be remembered as a true warrior that paid the ultimate sacrifice while protecting and serving his community.

Officer K. Bahr
St. Louis Park (MN) Police Department

April 29, 2013

RIP and thank you for serving and protecting .

Bonnie and Frank Rohrer, friends from Quarryville PA

April 28, 2013

Deepest sympathy and prayers to the family and friends of Officer Sean Collier.

Sgt J Walter
Richmond PD Virginia

April 28, 2013

Words cannot express my respect, my love, and my admiration for you. The effects of the bombing were a complete blur to me until I learned of what happened to you, and until I saw a picture of your face....a face that is so beautiful, a face so full of life, promise, and hope, a face that seems so familiar. To me you represent so many of our men in uniform that I deeply deeply respect and honor. I thank you for your sacrifice, because you have given ALL that a person can give, and although I have never met you, because of your sacrifice, I am forever changed. Sean Collier, you are forever in my heart.

C. Brady

April 27, 2013

Godspeed Brother...You died fighting the good fight and for that we are eternally grateful...

Godspeed...

POI K. Jarrell
HPPD

April 27, 2013

Gone But Not Forgotten... May God Bless The Collier Family...

From me and my family, to you and yours, Rest in Peace Sean....

With additional Thoughts and Prayers from the Men and Women in Law Enforcement, at the Nassau County Police Department, Long Island New York!!!

Det. John Nedd
Nassau County Police Department

April 27, 2013

God Bless and my condolences go out to the Collier family. May Sean Rest In Peace. From his brothers and Sisters of Orange County Corrections Florida.

Correction Officer Wright,Robert
Orange County Correctios

April 27, 2013

Rest in peace, sir.

Court Officer
MA Trial Court

April 27, 2013

Descansa en Paz.

Otro héroe que nos vigila desde el cielo

Policía Alberto Castro
Policía Local Galicia

April 27, 2013

Rest in peace Sean. We have the watch. There is no explaining this senseless act. We'll see you on the other side and I know you have died doing a job that we all love. You have shown to many how this job should be done and how we should be portrayed in the public eye. You have done us all proud!

Sgt. Michael Peters
Masschusetts State Police

April 25, 2013

eternal rest grant unto him lord. the death of a son , is something no parent wants to go through. But when that son is a cop the whole community feels a loss.
I pray that officer collier is at peaceful rest.
prayers also offered for his family

Richard Carey Srcurity officer
security officer in republic of ireland

April 25, 2013

My prayers are with the Collier family.

Corrections officer
Allegheny County Bureau Of Corrections

April 25, 2013

NEVER FORGOTTEN!

"Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."
John 15:13

God bless you and your family Patrol Officer Sean Collier. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Chief Paul Philipps
Parsippany Police Parsippany NJ

April 25, 2013

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