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Gone, but not forgotten

Gone, but not forgotten

Today’s Spotlight uses a photograph, taken by Dominick Reuter, of the memorial stone placed at the site where MIT Officer Sean Collier died.

Early Friday morning, MIT Police officers finishing the overnight shift joined those starting the day shift at the memorial site for Officer Sean Collier to honor their fallen colleague and friend.

Collier was shot and killed April 18 while on patrol in his cruiser outside the Stata Center. Since that night, the site of his death has evolved into a makeshift memorial featuring flowers, candles, and framed photographs of Collier, placed there by members of the MIT community and others.

On Friday, to mark the six‑month anniversary of Collier’s death, MIT Police and the Department of Facilities held a simple ceremony, unveiling a memorial stone at the site.

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