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Yesterday, Boston was on lockdown after suspect #2 of the Boston Marathon bombings was on the run from a shootout he had earlier that night with the police.

During that shootout, Police Officer Sean Collier was shot and killed by both of the suspects while he was sitting in his patrol car.
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The news has been tragic for not just his co-workers who have spoken out, but also his family who are grieving the loss.

They revealed in a statement that they were “heartbroken”, as well as how he was in the family and as a police officer.

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The statement read:

“Our only solace is that Sean died bravely doing what he committed his life to — serving and protecting others,”

The family continues:

“We are thankful for the outpouring of support and condolences offered by so many people. We are grieving his loss and ask that the media respect our privacy at this time.”

This is such a sad story, and we pray for Sean Collier’s family.

SOURCE: Huffington Post

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