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 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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John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 12, 2018

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