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Police Ride to Pay Tribute to Fallen MIT Officer

(AP Photo / Middlesex Cty. District Atty. Office)

(AP Photo / Middlesex Cty. District Atty. Office)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A procession of police officers on motorcycles will pay tribute to fallen Massachusetts Institute of Technology Officer Sean Collier by putting a rose where he died.

About 50 officers from Boston area police departments are expected to take part in Saturday’s ride, which starts in Cambridge.

Organizers say the event will be put on by Ride4Cops, an initiative that raises money to help families of officers who die in the line of duty.

Saturday’s procession will also visit the Law Enforcement Memorial at the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston, where participants will place a wreath.

A federal indictment alleges surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother fatally shot Collier on April 18 while trying to elude authorities.

Collier was 27 and planning to join the Somerville Police Department.

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