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

"When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home."
-Tecumseh

Sgt. Drewrey
MS Department of Transportation Office of Law Enforcement

June 20, 2013

The District Police Command Public Security of Coimbra - Portugal, pays a heartfelt tribute to the Patrol Officer Sean Collier who was killed by gunfire on April 18, 2013.
Our condolences to the family and the police department at MIT.
Our salute to Officer Sean Collier badge # 179.
The Center for Public Affairs PSP Coimbra - Portugal (Country)

Director
The District Police Command Public Security of Coimbra - Portugal

June 13, 2013

Officer Collier,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for your Community and our Country. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 10, 2013

Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH

June 9, 2013

Our sincerest condolences goes out to your department and family. Thank you for your service.

Session 54
Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

June 3, 2013

My deepest condolences to the family, members of the department, and those served, at the loss of this officer. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.

While many other career choices were certainly available, this officer chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”

Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!

Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI

May 26, 2013

Sean,

Thank you sir for your service to the community and your willingness to fight against the very evil that took your life. May God welcome you home to a well deserved rest.

I know a lot of the people you met probably looked a little down on you for being a "campus cop" but your work with those students gave them an awesome example of what a LEO is supposed to be. You showed them that this profession is about much more than just writing tickets and breaking up parties. You may have been the first and only positive interaction some of those kids had with a cop, and for that you are owed a debt of gratitude by each and every member of the MIT community.

Your sacrifice meant even more and we will never forget the life you lived, the example you endeavored to be or the difference you made in the community.

Sgt. George Curtis
HCC Public Safety

May 17, 2013

"....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

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