Constable Matthew Collins

Constable Matthew Collins

Letcher County Constable's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, September 19, 1948

Add to My Heroes

Matthew Collins

Constable Matthew Collins was shot and killed while attempting to arrest several drunk men outside of a roadhouse in Isom.

The men were causing a disturbance and one of them had been arrested by a deputy constable. As Constable Collins came to assist the deputy several other men in the group started to fight and then shot Constable Collins.

The man who shot him was arrested.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested


Most Recent Reflection

View all 3 Reflections

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 19, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.