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Mass. Gov. signs bill honoring slain officer killed by bombers


May 29, 2013
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Mass. Gov. signs bill honoring slain officer killed by bombers

It will allow Sean Collier to be posthumously appointed to a suburban Boston police department where he'd been accepted

Associated Press

BOSTON — Gov. Deval Patrick has signed a bill that would allow an MIT police officer allegedly slain by the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing to be posthumously appointed to a suburban Boston police department.

Sean Collier had been offered a job and was planning to join the Somerville Police Department before he was fatally shot while sitting in his police cruiser on April 18. Authorities say he was killed by the two men suspected in the twin bombing, which happened three days earlier.

Patrick on Tuesday called the 27-year-old Collier a "true hero" and said the appointment was a "small token to honor his memory and his sacrifice."

The Legislature approved the bill, which allows Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone (Kur-tah-TOH'-nee) to appoint Collier to the force.

Curtatone said Collier would have been sworn in next week.

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