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Police Officer Kenneth L. Collings | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer

Kenneth L. Collings

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Friday, May 27, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 3855

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Collings was shot and killed while working a uniformed off-duty security job at a local bank. He was in the process of arresting two robbery suspects when one of the suspects opened fire, fatally wounding him. One of the suspects was arrested shortly thereafter and the second suspect was arrested in Mexico in June 2000 after being wounded in a shootout with police. The suspect was extradited to Arizona after state prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. In November 2002 the suspect was sentenced to life in prison.
Officer Collings had been with the agency for eight years and was survived by his mother and four sisters.

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Kenny I still miss you to this day. We had some great times on and off duty you were the best. Thanks for watching over me during my career. Till we meet again.

Officer Eddie Rizo
Phoenix Pd (squad mate)
May 25, 2017

 

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