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Sean Collier posthumously receives Somerville badge

City gives honor to fallen victim of MIT shooting

SOMERVILLE — Sean Collier, the MIT police officer allegedly killed by the suspected Boston Marathon bombers, posthumously received Thursday an honor he had long sought: a Somerville police officer’s badge.

Collier, who was 26 when he was shot to death in his police cruiser in Cambridge April 18, was officially appointed an officer Thursday night at Somerville City Hall. His badge and a framed uniform were presented to his family.

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