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: Jewish Community Upset By Menorah Display In Medford: 'A Total Slap In The Face'
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.
“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.”READ MORE: Lawrence Shooting Leaves 1 Dead
Wilson came up with the idea in his sophomore year and started a Go-Fund-Me page to raise money.MORE NEWS: Boston College And East Carolina To Meet In Military Bowl
The memorial is located in the high school’s courtyard.