MIT Students Unveil Paper Crane Tribute in Honor of Officer Collier

A paper crane made for the MIT tribute to Officer Sean Collier.
A paper crane made for the MIT tribute to Officer Sean Collier.
Cranes For Collier Facebook page

Students unveiled a tribute to fallen officer Sean Collier at Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Friday as thousands of hanging paper cranes were displayed in an atrium at the institution.

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According to the project’s Facebook page, thousands of paper cranes were contributed by students, faculty, alumni, and many others from the area. The site said:

Thousands of cranes were individually strung and glued onto thin threads; together, they were suspended from a large hoop underneath the circular skylight in that lobby. As a result, the cranes float together in a column.

Collier was shot and killed on campus by the alleged Boston Marathon bombing supects while sitting in his car on duty on April 18, 2013.