Slain MIT Police Officer Has Family In North Carolina

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer said to have been shot and killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has a North Carolina connection.

Officer Sean Collier's brother, Andrew, is a machinist at Hendrick Motorsports in Charlotte.

The Middlesex district attorney's office says Collier was a Somerville resident who had worked at MIT since January 2012. Before that, he was a civilian employee of the Somerville Police Department.

MIT Police Chief John DiFava says Collier was a dedicated officer who was liked by his colleagues and the MIT community.

Collier was found shot several times in his vehicle in Cambridge at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. He was pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital.

In a statement, Hendrick Motorsports says Andrew Collier joined them in September 2008 and that their thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.




 
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