Deputy Sheriff Ethan G. Collins

Deputy Sheriff Ethan G. Collins

Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, January 4, 2006

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Ethan G. Collins

Deputy Ethan Collins was killed in an automobile accident on State Route 188, just outside of Lancaster, while responding to an officer needs assistance call at 3:45 pm.

His patrol car went out of control, rolled over, and struck a utility pole near the intersection of SR188 and Beck's Knob Road.

Deputy Collins had served with the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office for six years. He is survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 268

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

response driving

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Deputy Sheriff Ethan G. Collins of the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

January 4, 2024

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