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Deputy Sheriff Sam Collins | Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Sam Collins

Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 3, 1911

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Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Virginia

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sam Collins and Deputy Oland Collins were shot and killed in Lee County, Virginia, as they attempted to serve a warrant on a subject wanted as a witness in a murder trial.

The deputies, accompanied by the Bell County sheriff and the Lee County sheriff, had gone to the woman's home at Gibson Station, Virginia, in order to return her to Kentucky. When the posse was refused entry into the home they attempted to force their way in, but the occupants opened fire.

Both deputies, who were brothers, were killed and the Lee County sheriff was wounded.

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Deputy Sheriff Oland Collins
Bell County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky
End of Watch: Tuesday, October 3, 1911
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. How awful this must have been for your family to lose the two of you at the same time.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 3, 2010

 

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