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

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 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.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 141

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault

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Officer Collum your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The Great State of Mississippi and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

May 9, 2016

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