Memorial Service for Slain MIT Officer to Be Held Wednesday

Massachusetts Institution of Technology (MIT) will host a memorial service honoring Sean Collier, the MIT police officer shot and killed Thursday in a confrontation with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.

The event will only be open to the MIT community with MIT IDs and to law enforcement officers from across the nation. Top state and federal officials have been invited to the event. The White House confirmed Monday evening that Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, will attend the service; other dignitaries including Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren are expected to attend.

The service will be take place Wednesday at noon on Briggs Field and is expected to draw up to 10,000 attendees. It will follow a private memorial service and funeral in Wilmington, Mass., for Collier.

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