Members of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology community are coming together on Friday to honor the one-year anniversary of the line of duty death of Officer Sean Collier, a Wilmington High School graduate.
Collier was shot and killed in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings one year ago Friday while working as a police officer at MIT.
One year later, a pair of events are scheduled for Friday to honor Collier's life.
A host of dignitaries will be present beginning at 9:30 a.m. for a remembrance ceremony. Among them will be MIT Police Chief John DiFava, a Wilmington resident himself.
After the ceremony, a community picnic and "MIT Strong" rally will begin at 1 p.m.
During the remembrance ceremony, plans will be unveiled for a permanent memorial on campus in Collier's honor. It will replace the temporary memorial that was build in October.