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Officer Sean Collier

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By Joey-Zero   |   
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Officer Collier was the 26 yr. old who was shot and killed in cold blood on the MIT Campus by the Boston Marathon bombers. He was just a couple of months away from being sworn in as a Somerville police officer, where he began his career. Hits close to home, literally, as Somerville is my hometown. I wanted to pay tribute the only way I really know how- with a drawing.

I drew this in pencil and then colored it in photoshop. I'm sending a print of it to his family. If you'd like to learn a little more about Sean, please check the facebook page, [link]
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artgyrlProfessional Traditional Artist
A very nice painting and appropriate gesture. :)
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TDBCWProfessional Digital Artist
really nice !
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OllieJDesignProfessional General Artist
Thank you for posting this and continuing to tell his story. None of the main stream news sources have really talked about him and it's a travesty. I don't want to hear anymore about the bombers, their story, their motivation or whatever. We need to stop giving platforms to all the evil people in this world and focus on the heroes and the martyrs of this life who've given all to remind this world that there is still good left in it.
So thank you once again and I'll certainly be sharing your work and the memory of Sean Collier as well.
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Joey-ZeroProfessional Digital Artist
Exactly what my thinking is as well. I also did a sketch of Joe Andruzzi, a former New England Patriot who was helping people right after everything went down. Thanks for the kind words.
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SurfaceWillHobbyist Photographer
Great piece. Well done.
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SektrOneProfessional Digital Artist
Definitely A grade job on this, dude. From a humanitarian and artistic standpoint.
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Well done, indeed.
R.I.P. Officer Collier.
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TheUnknownBeingProfessional Digital Artist
Very well done, I'm sure the his family will like it. Much respect.
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8SuperGurl8Hobbyist General Artist
I have so much respect for you right now.
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This is an amazing piece with real heart and soul. All your other art is as well of course :) but seeing you do something like this at such a rough time in the world is really inspiring. I feel for this brave guy's family and what you've done is amazing.
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MoreaFenStudent Traditional Artist
Very admirable work, very sad circumstances.
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