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Tour De Force honors fallen MIT officer on 9/11 anniversary

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By: Melissa Toupin

The Tour De Force bicycle ride began as a way to honor the victims of the September 11th Attacks. Now, in its 12th year, riders are also remembering fallen MIT officer Sean Collier.

Hundreds of police officers from around the country participate in the ride, which raises money for families who have lost a loved on in the line of duty. The 270 mile journey began at Ground Zero in New York City Sunday. The bikers made a stop in Warwick, Tuesday, where they were joined by "Sean's Ride."

The last leg of the journey was dedicated to Collier. Among the more than 300 police officers participating in this years run was a group of 10 from MIT. They wore shirts bearing Collier's names.

The officers rode 55 miles from Rhode Island to their final destination at the Boston Marathon Finish line. The group from MIT led the pack as they crossed the finish line.

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