Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Melvin Earl Collins

Brunswick Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, April 11, 2003

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Reflections for Officer Melvin Earl Collins

i am so sorry for the loss of this fine young officer! what a shame that this officer gave his life before he could enjoy all the pleasures and rewards of an officer! he is still a TRUE HERO! your time was short but well done! GOD be with your family, friends, and your dept.

911 dispatcher

My academy class was with you at EVOC in Forsyth about 1 1/2 months ago. Even though you were not a part of our class you were still one of us. Everyday you came in you always had something nice to say and supported our class through the "hard times" at EVOC. I know you did what you had to do, and that is the price we pay for doing something we believe in. You paid the ultimate and my prayers are with your family. May God Bless them and keep them strong!

Ofc McCollum
Clayton County Police Dept.

Scholars say in the end of time.
A great battle between good and evil will ensue.
That is why...The Almighty God.
Takes the bravest of our brothers and sisters in blue.

May the Almighty God...hold you and yours near.

Cpl. James J. Crawford
Lower Providence Twp Police Motor Unit , Montg. Co. PA.

"Thirty Minutes of Wonderful
is better than a lifetime of
Nothing Special"


May God grant your family a comforting peace as you transcend this earthly bound. I have no doubt that God will meet you with open arms as you go forth to patrol the streets of heaven under his command. May God bless you, your family, friends, and all of the remaining peacemakers who will continue the watch here in your absence.

Concerned Military Member

How true is it that an off-duty cop truly never is. God speed.

This is the true defination of Hero, thank you, Officer Collins, you will be remembered as an inspiration to all of us still out there. To his family, friends, and co-workers, he is in God's elite army of angels. There is no rhyme or reason for such senseless violence, it is pure evil. I am at a loss for words to express the sadness I feel for his family....

KY Peace Officer
Isaiah 40:31

My family is truly saddened at Melvin's loss.
He died a true hero!
We all recall you gave your best.
You did your job, now you can rest.
The others now can cover your post
as you take your place with the Heavenly Host.

God Bless Our Fallen Brothers & Sisters.
Our prayers will be with you, your family, and co-workers!

Ptlm. P.K. Harding
Binghamton (NY) PD

Thank You for what you did. You are a true brother! Now rest in peace and please look down and help all the other officers who fight the fight every day.




My heart goes out to this brave man's family. He gave the ultimate sacrifice. I am sure he would have been a fine officer, and he is now keeping watch from above.

Lori Brown
Aunt of Deputy Renee Azure EOW 8/06/02

To Officer Collins family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio F. Miyares, Hialeah PD, FL, EOW 11/6/86

Rest in peace my brother. We will continue the fight.


You're in God's Hands now. Peace be with your family and friends. The Blue Line is thinner today because another Brother in Blue was taken from us. My prayers go out to his family. Patrol the streets of Heaven for us all and one day we will shake your hand when we arrive.

Officer Ronnie Butler
McKinney Police Dept, McKinney TX

may peace and blessing be upon your familey you willbe missed. GOD blessed your dept.


To my Melvin and to all that Read this,

Mel and I went to Southeastern Georgia Police Academy together and got to know each other. Every morning before class, Melvin would hold a prayer gathering for the class. He had an awesome sense of humor and we often would go at each other with jokes trying to tell the funniest jokes. I could say so much about Mel but it would take this whole page. However, I cannot leave without saying to all of you who read this that Mel really enjoyed what he was doing and he wanted to serve others. Some have metioned to me that he should not have been working at this off duty job nevertheless, he gave his life for others by drawing attention to himself so that the robbers would not shoot any more people and he even chased down one of the robbers after he had been shot. So I say to all that question why he was working at this store that we who are Brothers in Blue are 24 hours a Police and never shall I forget Mel.

To Mel,

You have strived for Heavenly home and now you sit at the Master's feet and enjoy all the Pleasures of Heaven,

Farewell My Brother,


Officer T. Edwards
Chatham County Police Dept.

This officer gave his life before being sworn in. How many ways can one say "HERO". An unbelievable man who will be greatly missed.

Deputy Edward Barnett, Retired
Orange County Sheriff's Department

Your career was so brief. Yet is one of bravery and courage as anyone else who has served. Rest in peace for you will be remembered for how you served, bravery courage and dedication.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

To the Family of Officer Melvin Collins,
I share in your grief as my department and I have recently lost a fellow brother in law enforcement and partner. My heart and prayers go out to your family. Be aware that all of us in law enforcemet feel your pain.


Deputy Kreg Costa
Broward County Sheriff's Office

Such courage and honor this noble warrior displayed. May God give the Family and friends comfort during this devastating time. Rest in peace Brother Melvin you Will Never Be Forgotten.

Son of Glenn Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

Rest in peace blue angel.

S. Yates

Thank you for the ultimate sacerfice you have made for the people of your community Officer Collins.

My deepest sympathy to your family, friends, and your department.

God Speed.

Jeff Connell Community Volunteer
Atwater Police Dept.

you have done your time my brother in blue.god bless. we shall not remember how you passed, but how you lived.....A HERO!!!!!!!!!


You are a true warrior!........


Rest in peace brother.......May the ruthless criminals responsible for this murder be brought to justice and sentenced to the most severe penalty. Your service to you community is appreciated by all of us. May God bless you and the survivors of your family.

Pennsylvania State Police

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