Corporal Frances Marie Collender

Corporal Frances Marie Collender

Delaware State Police, Delaware

End of Watch Tuesday, February 6, 2001

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Frances Marie Collender

Corporal Frances Collender was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting at the scene of a previous accident.

Corporal Collender had stopped her patrol car behind a van that was disabled in the travel lane on Route 1 near Odessa, Delaware. As she was standing next to her patrol car, her car was struck from behind by another vehicle. Corporal Collendar was pinned against the front of her car. She was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries approximately two hours later. The driver of the vehicle that struck her vehicle was not charged in connection with the accident.

Corporal Collender had served with the Delaware State Police for 4 years. She is survived by her two daughters and parents.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene

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23 years since you have left us and missed everyday. You would be proud of the Trooper Sam has become and Taylor and her two sons. In our hearts for ever, GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

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