WILMINGTON (CBS) — A lasting memorial was dedicated Saturday to fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier who was killed by the Tsarnaev brothers after the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013.
A memorial stone was placed at Wilmington High School where Collier graduated from in 2004.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 2,107 New COVID Cases, 3 Additional Deaths
The idea for the stone came from senior Joe Wilson, who raised money for the project. Wilson comes from a long line of police officers and felt the stone would be a fitting tribute to Collier.READ MORE: Gov. Chris Sununu Gets COVID Vaccine At NH Motor Speedway
“My father is a police officer in Cambridge, so I was very close to all the happenings in the Boston Marathon bombing,” Wilson said. “This was very personal to me.”
Wilson came up with the idea in his sophomore year and started a Go-Fund-Me page to raise money.MORE NEWS: Milton Police Search For Vandals After 12 Car Windows Are Smashed With Rocks
The memorial is located in the high school’s courtyard.