Patrolman John T. Collins

Patrolman John T. Collins

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, January 19, 1903

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John T. Collins

Patrolman Collins died of a blood infection he contracted after he was bitten by a suspect he was attempting to arrest. Patrolman Collins was effecting an arrest for the robbery of a stable at Classon Street and Flushing Avenue, in Brooklyn. While taking the suspect into custody, he was severely bitten by the suspect on the left hand. Two days later the Patrolman's hand began to swell, and he received treatment at Brooklyn Hospital.

Patrolman Collins continued to have various medical problems with the hand for over 18 months until the pain became so great he had to check into Brooklyn Hospital. While there, Patrolman Collins right hand began to swell, and he died from blood poisoning soon after.

Patrolman Collin was assigned to the 56th Precinct, the present day 88th Precinct.


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  • Cause Duty related illness
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Rest in peace Patrolman Collins.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 17, 2020

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