Patrolman John T. Collopy

Patrolman John T. Collopy

Lexington Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, May 14, 1919

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John T. Collopy

Patrolman 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 Patrolman Collopy when he was ordered to stop.

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

Patrolman 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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Patrolman Collopy,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lexington.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 14, 2019

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