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Deputy U.S. Marshal John Collins | United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

Deputy U.S. Marshal

John Collins

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Friday, August 10, 1883

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Arizona

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Marshal John Collins was shot and killed when the stagecoach he was riding on was ambushed by robbers in Arizona Territory (modern day Arizona).

The stagecoach was attacked between Riverside and Pioneer.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 130th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
February 4, 2013

 

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