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MIT Hosts Friday Events to Celebrate Sean Collier's Life

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the Wilmington native's line of duty death.

MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. (File Photo)
MIT Police Officer Sean Collier. (File Photo)
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.

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