Master Sergeant John Thomas Collum

Master Sergeant John Thomas Collum

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, May 9, 2014

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John Thomas Collum

Master Sergeant John Collum was struck and killed by a vehicle on John Rankin Highway, just north of Fulton while investigating a prowler at approximately 10:00 pm

A neighbor of Sergeant Collum's had called him to report the prowler, causing him to go out and investigate. He was struck by a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on the highway.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was taken into custody by Itawamba County deputies with charges pending.

Sergeant Collum had served with the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks for 15 years. He was named the Southeast Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Officer of the Year in 2012. He is survived by his wife, two sons, four grandchildren, his parents, five sisters, and two brothers.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 141

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault

investigation, suspicious person

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M/Sgt. Collum,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Mississippi. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 9, 2024

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