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Vigil Held In Honor Of MIT Officer Killed In Confrontation With Bombing Suspects

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WILMINGTON (CBS) — A vigil was held Saturday night in Wilmington to honor a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer killed Thursday night in a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was a Somerville resident who grew up in Wilmington. A candlelight vigil was held for the fallen MIT Police officer at the Wilmington Town Common.

Collier was found in his vehicle near the Stata Center on the MIT campus around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. He had suffered several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Authorities believe the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, ambushed Collier, who still had his gun in its holster when first responders discovered him mortally wounded in his vehicle.

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