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Corporal Frances Marie Collender | Delaware State Police, Delaware Delaware State Police, Delaware


Frances Marie Collender

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 6, 2001

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Corporal Frances Collender was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting at the scene of a previous accident.

Corporal Collender had stopped her patrol car behind a van that was disabled in the travel lane on Route 1 near Odessa, Delaware. As she was standing next to her patrol car, her car was struck from behind by another vehicle. Corporal Collendar was pinned against the front of her car. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries approximately two hours later. The driver of the vehicle that struck her vehicle was not charged in connection with the accident.

Corporal Collender had served with the Delaware State Police for 4 years. She is survived by her two daughters and parents.

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You've been gone 15 years ago today. There isn't a day goes by that we don't think about you. You would be so proud of your daughters and new grandson. Love and miss you very much.

Trish Ennis
February 6, 2016


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