Saturday, April 20, 2013
More than 1,000 residents and police officers from across the state packed Wilmington Town Common for a candlelight vigil in honor of slain MIT Police Officer Sean Collier.
On Saturday night, residents said goodbye to one of their own and police officers from across the state saluted the bravery of a member of the thin blue line who made the ultimate sacrifice. Slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier's body was brought down Church Street past thousands who lined the street surrounding Wilmington Town Common and waved American flags as a part of an emotional goodbye. Collier, a Wilmington native and Somerville resident, was honored during a candlelight vigil following the procession. Members of the Collier family attended the event, and sobbed at times as their loved one was recalled. "(Sean) is such an amazing man. A better man than I will ever be. And he was taken from us too …
Thousands pack Wilmington Town Common to pay tribute to a hometown hero.
More than 1,000 residents, friends and law enforcement personnel from throughout Eastern Massachusetts packed the Wilmington Town Common for a candlelight vigil Saturday night to bid farewell and say thank you to a hometown hero. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Police Officer Sean Collier, a 2004 graduate of Wilmington High School, was gunned down as he sat in his cruiser Thursday night on a Cambridge Street, allegedly by brothers Tamerlan and Dzokhar Tsarnaev, the same men investigators believe are responsible for the fatal bombing attack at Monday's Boston Marathon. Before the start of Saturday's vigil, a hearse carrying Collier's body drove down Church Street, shut down to traffic during the ceremony. The road was lined with …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Join the Norwood community Sunday at 8 p.m. on the Town Common for a candlelight vigil.
Norwood's Dawn Fitzgerald is putting together a candlelight vigil for Sunday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. on the Norwood Town Common for all the victims of the Connecticut Shootings. Fitzgerald said the vigil will be held rain or shine "for a brief prayer and moment of silence for the poor souls that lost their lives and loved ones in the Newtown, CT tragedy." People should bring their own candles for the event. Connecticut police said Friday afternoon, Dec. 14, that 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at an elementary school in Newtown, CT after a gunman opened fire. Another adult was killed at a second location. For more on the shooting, click here.