1. Mourning

    Boston Honors Slain MIT Officer

    STONEHAM, MA - APRIL 23: Pallbearers carry the casket slain Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) police officer Sean Collier during his funeral at St Patrick's Church on April 23, 2013 in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Collier was allegedly shot by the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev, 19, and his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, after their identities were determined and a manhunt was launched.  Tamerlan Tsarnaev was subsequently shot and killed after a car chase and shootout with police and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was apprehended on a boat parked on a residential property in Watertown, Massachusetts. The bombing, on April 15 at the finish line of the marathon, killed three people and wounded at least 170.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

    Jared Wickerham

    A line of mourners stretched for half a mile at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday ahead of the memorial service for slain campus cop Sean Collier. Authorities say Collier was shot to death last Thursday by Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (Tamerlan also died in the shootout). Thousands of police officers, students, MIT faculty, and staff, gathered to pay their respects to Collier, snaking through metal detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs. Along with Collier’s family, Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to speak at the service. Meanwhile, Boylston Street, the site of the bombings, was reopened to the public Wednesday morning.

    Thousands gather on campus for Sean Collier’s memorial service.
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