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Candlelight vigils held in Massachusetts

WATERTOWN, MA (NEWS1130) – A candlelight vigil has been held in Watertown, MA for the victims killed and those injured following the twin bombings.

It was a mix of sadness and of cheers as mourners waved American flags.

Brandon O’Neill is with the Watertown Police. “We’re happy because we succeeded, but together that’s we did. We’re sorry for the losses and that’s the hard part, but together we must move on.”

Three people were killed in Monday’s blast and over 170 were injured.

Hundreds of police officers also paid their respects as the body of MIT officer Sean Collier was moved to his hometown of Wilmington, MA yesterday.

Collier was gunned down in his car by the suspected Boston Marathon bombers late Thursday.

This first aid responder treated Collier and said he saw the officer just moments before he was killed.

“He was parked outside where we station and we drove past him, he flipped his lights at us in his patrol car and we flipped our ambulance lights at him. We all smiled, laughed, and waved at each other,” he describes.

Surviving suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev remains in serious but stable condition and is under heavy guard in hospital.