Biden to attend memorial for slain police officer
April 22nd, 2013
03:01 PM ET
2 years ago

Biden to attend memorial for slain police officer

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden will attend a memorial service Wednesday for Sean Collier, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer who died last week in Boston, a White House official confirmed to CNN.

Collier was killed amid a manhunt for the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing last week. Police believe the bombing suspects were responsible for the shooting.

CNN White House Producer Gabriella Schwarz contributed to this report.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Fair is Fair

    Good for you, Joe. As a frequent critic of yours, I applaud you for this.

    April 22, 2013 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    I want to know who will be charged with the murder since the older brother can't defend himself. Will the younger brother face capital murder charges on top of the federal charges?

    April 22, 2013 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  3. Homer Simpson

    I think the family might appreciate this not being politicized. imo

    April 22, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  4. Homer Simpson

    Maybe they asked if the veep attending would be offensive. proly not though, washington is so full of itself, might not have crossed their small minds

    April 22, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    The righties will whine that it costs money for Biden to attend ... like they would whine if no one from the Obama administration attended ... whine, whine, whine ... that's all the GOP does ...

    April 22, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  6. lottie

    Thanks Jo I see the president will be in Texas attending the funerals in Weste You and the President have been spread thin the last few weeks.

    April 22, 2013 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  7. just sayin

    attending funerals... it is the primary job of the vp. always has been, always will be. hopefully crazy joe won't politicize the event with inappropriate comments. he does have a tendency to speak before thinking.

    April 22, 2013 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    "I think the family might appreciate this not being politicized. imo"

    So don't politicize it. Boston and the surrounding communities are proud of Sean Collier and the rest of our law enforcement and we mourn the sacrifices they made to bring these little sh-ts to ground in just FOUR DAYS. A representative from the highest offices in the land SHOULD be present to symbolize America's solidarity with us, and if one wasn't sent you'd no doubt be throwing feces about that instead. Grow up.

    April 22, 2013 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |