Mass. bill would honor dream of slain MIT officerAP , Associated Press
May. 24, 2013 4:02 AM ET
BOSTON (AP) — A bill that would posthumously honor the dream of slain MIT officer Sean Collier to be appointed to the Somerville Police Department is moving quickly through the legislature.
The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved the bill Thursday a day after the House also backed the bill.
The legislation would allow Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone to make the appointment.
Collier was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology officer authorities say was killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
The 27-year-old Collier was shot multiple times April 18 as he sat in his vehicle at the university's campus near Kendall Square in Cambridge.
Collier had worked for the MIT police for a little over a year and had been offered a job with the Somerville Police Department.
Curtatone said Collier was excited about the opportunity to join the Somerville police force.