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Patrolman Charles J. Collins | Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts


Charles J. Collins

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 20, 1942

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Charles Collins was shot and killed while he attempted to arrest a man who had pulled a gun on another officer and carjacked a vehicle. Patrolman Collins and other officers went to a house, in Byfield, where the man fled to and as they entered the home Patrolman Collins was shot and killed. The suspect was shot and killed by another Trooper.

Patrolman Collins had been with the agency for eight years.

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Today, May 20, 2016 the Massachusetts State Police takes a moment to honor and remember Patrolman Charles Collins on this his 74th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory and sacrifice have not been forgotten.

Trooper Thomas E. Dolan
Massachusetts State Police
May 28, 2016


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