Sean Collier, and MIT officer, was killed during a shootout with the Boston Marathhon bombing suspects.
WPRO Newsroom and the Associated Press
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer said to have been shot and killed by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has been identified as 26-year-old Sean Collier.
The Middlesex district attorney's office says Collier was a Somerville resident who had worked at MIT since January 2012. Before that, he was a civilian employee of the Somerville Police Department.
MIT Police Chief John DiFava says Collier was a dedicated officer who was liked by his colleagues and the MIT community.
Collier was found shot several times in his vehicle in Cambridge at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. He was pronounced dead at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Authorities say he was shot by the two suspects in Monday's marathon bombings.
Authorities have also identified the transit police officer severely wounded in a shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
MBTA Police Chief Paul MacMillan says the wounded officer is 33-year-old Richard Donohue. He is a three-year veteran of the department.
Gov. Deval Patrick said earlier Friday Donohue was in surgery at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge.
The officer was critically injured in an early morning shootout Friday with the two suspects in the marathon bombings. One of the suspects was killed.