Hill Happenings: Suspect’s capture cheered, fallen officer honored

April 25, 2013

Shortly after terror suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured on April 19, it was heartwarming to look out my window and see several hundred young folks engaging in a spontaneous celebration in front of Calumet Square. When a police cruiser arrived, two Boston Police officers received a standing ovation. The crowd cheered late in the night and into the next morning. It was one time I didn’t mind the college students keeping me awake at night.

There was an impassioned remembrance of slain MIT Police Office Sean Collier at The Crossing, 1592 Tremont St., last week. Sean, 26 years old and a great guy, was killed, reportedly by the terrorists, following the Marathon Day bombings. Boston Police Officer John Quinn was a close friend of Sean’s, and John hoisted a few beers in memory of Sean. There soon will be a plaque on the back of a bar chair bearing Sean’s name. Good touch by The Crossing and their classy proprietors, John O’Sullivan and Sharon Driscoll.