CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WWLP) - Police officers from New England and beyond are among the thousands of people who are gathering in Cambridge Wednesday to attend a memorial service for fallen MIT police officer Sean Collier .
Bus after bus filled with police officers, including a contingent from the Springfield Police Department, drove onto the MIT campus Wednesday morning. Officers then assembled on the turf at Briggs Field, the site of the memorial service.
Long lines of MIT students and other civilians waited Wednesday morning to get into the ceremony to pay their respects. Military personnel are also gathering in Cambridge for the service, which will be attended by Vice President Joseph Biden .
Both the Vice President and Sen. Elizabeth Warren are among those scheduled to speak.
Collier was shot and killed last Thursday on Main Street in Cambridge near the campus, in the first of a series of events that led to the death of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and the capture of his brother, Dzhokar Tsarnaev.
You can watch the memorial service streaming live on WWLP.com on any device starting at noon.
22News reporter Shannon Halligan is in Cambridge, and will have the latest tonight on 22News.