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Rhode Island Parade will Honor Fallen Officers

NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A police parade in Rhode Island will honor officers killed in the line of duty, with special recognition of MIT campus officer Sean Collier, who was shot to death during the manhunt after last year's Boston Marathon bombing.

The Newport Daily News reports 65 police agencies from across the country are scheduled to participate in the 31st Aquidneck Island National Police Parade on Sunday. It is expected to draw about 70,000 spectators along the route from Middletown to Newport.

Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Officer Richard Donohue, who was wounded in a gunfight with the alleged marathon bombers, is among those expected to march in the parade.

He will be joined honored along with other members of the MBTA Police Department, Boston Police, the MIT Police, Massachusetts State Police and Watertown police.

 

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