Patrolman Dennis F. Collins

Patrolman Dennis F. Collins

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, July 3, 1953

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Dennis F. Collins

Patrolman Dennis Collins succumbed to injuries sustained seven months earlier when the patrol car he was riding in collided with another vehicle and overturned.

He and his partner were responding to call at a local hotel when the crash occurred at the intersection of 64th Street and Kenwood Avenue. Patrolman Collins suffered severe injuries as a result of the crash. He suffered a blood clot and subsequent fatal heart attack on July 3rd, 1953.

Patrolman Collins was survived by his wife and two sons. One of his sons and a granddaughter both went on to serve in the Chicago Police Department.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, November 30, 1952

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He is with Angles, who know the sacrifice he made serving his community. His name and memories will last forever with friends and family. May he rest in peace knowing he was on the right side of law and order. NOT everyone can do this job he died doing what he loved best and im sure as the rest of us can say " I wouldn't want it any other way" RIP Officer

PO Robert Crespi
NYPD ret.

July 3, 2020

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