Police Officer Kenneth L. Collings

Police Officer Kenneth L. Collings

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, May 27, 1988

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Kenneth L. Collings

Police Officer Kenneth Collings was shot and killed while working a uniformed off-duty security job at a local bank at W. McDowell Road and 21rst Avenue.

He was in the process of arresting two robbery suspects at a Valley National Bank branch when one of the suspects opened fire, fatally wounding him. One of the men was arrested shortly thereafter. The second suspect was arrested in Mexico in June 2000 after being wounded in a shootout with police.

The man was extradited to Arizona after state prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. In November 2002 he was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Collings had served with the Phoenix Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his mother and four sisters.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 3855

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

arrest, robbery, secondary employment

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kenny thinking of you always... this time of year is always hard... i miss you so very much, i think even more as time goes by,as your nieces and nephews grow, marry and have kids of their own. they all know you through us, and you know, my favorite brother, you will never be forgotten so long as we live. not even then. i believe you are with mommie and daddy and kitty, i love you all. i tell them that in prayer all the time, but you remind them, ok. i dont want to end this but i must ken, im having some trouble seeing the keys. i will see you soon. love always ,always,

kim tagani

November 28, 2018

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