Officer John T. Collopy

Officer John T. Collopy

Lexington Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, May 14, 1919

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John T. Collopy

Officer Collopy was fatally struck by a vehicle on Walnut Street as he and another officer attempted to stop it for driving without headlights. The driver of the vehicle swerved and struck Officer Collopy when he was ordered to stop.

The driver was arrested by a lieutenant and charged with manslaughter.

Officer Collopy had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and ten children.


  • Age 68
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 14, 2015

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