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A Message from Chief Pasquarello on the Passing of Ofc. Sean Collier

Yesterday, our friend and colleague, MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was laid to rest.  The nation has grieved his loss, but the communities of MIT and Somerville where he served so proudly, have been especially saddened.  Sean loved his job as a police officer with the MIT Police Department and we are fortunate that as his career developed with MIT, that Sean remained a part of our family and our lives.  The Somerville Police Department is proud of the Officer that Sean became with MIT and the bond that the MIT Police Department developed with our fallen son.

With the full support of the MIT Police Department, now is the Somerville Police Departments time to extend the honor in memorializing the service of Sean’s service to the city of Somerville.  Sean was a Somerville Auxiliary Police Officer for three years before he became a civilian employee of SPD for three years.  The Somerville Police Department sponsored Sean through the Police Academy, where he finished top of his class. He loved this city and especially this Police Department where he was loved by all. On June3, 2013, Sean would have been appointed as a Police Officer for the City of Somerville.  

In recognition of his dedication, professionalism and service to the Somerville Police Department, Mayor Curtatone and the Somerville Police Department will request the Board of Aldermen to approve Sean’s appointment, posthumously, to the Somerville Police Department at tonight’s BOA meeting.  Sean’s family will be present and all are invited to attend this meeting at 7:00pm at Somerville City Hall.   Thank you to all that have sent cards and posts to the Somerville Police Department as we continue to grieve the loss of our friend, colleague and brother officer.  


--Chief Thomas Pasquarello


Remembering Officer Sean Collier

Sean Collier
MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was our friend and colleague. He will be missed by us all at the Somerville Police Department. Sean was a member of the Somerville Auxiliary Police from 2006 through 2009 where he volunteered hundreds of hours of service. He became the youngest member to attain the rank of Sergeant. Sean was an intern at Somerville P.D. before becoming a Records Clerk in the late afternoon and evening shift. He was sponsored by Somerville PD to attend the Transit Police Academy, which he did on his own time, while still working an evening shift in the Records Bureau and assisting the Technology Officer. In his short time with us, he had a great and lasting impact. He was family to us all. Rest in peace dear friend.



Active Manhunt Underway

As many of you already know, there is an active search in the greater Boston area for a suspect connected to the Marathon bombings. Although there is no known threat to the Somerville area at this time, residents are urged to remain vigilant, stay tuned to news reports, keep doors locked and not open your door to a stranger until the suspect is captured. If you work in Watertown, please be aware that access to Watertown is restricted. Somerville Police are working with area police departments during this investigation.
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