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Park Policeman Martin J. Collins | South Park District Police Department, Illinois South Park District Police Department, Illinois

Park Policeman

Martin J. Collins

South Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 4, 1921

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # 263

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Policeman Martin Collins observed an intoxicated motorist and attempted to stop the driver in South Park. Officer Collins approached the vehicle and ordered the driver to pull over. As the offender pushed Officer Collins away from the car, he was crushed between two vehicles.

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My father Michael J. Collins was only two years old when his father Officer Martin J. Collins was killed on duty. His mother died a few years later, leaving five orphaned Collins children. The impact of my grandfather's death on his survivors cannot be measured. Thank you for your sacrifice and for watching over us.

Maureen Collins
Granddaughter
August 11, 2016

Maureen Collins
Granddaughter
August 10, 2016

 

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