Police Officer Alan Daniel McCollum

Police Officer Alan Daniel McCollum

Corpus Christi Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, January 31, 2020

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Alan Daniel McCollum

Police Officer Alan McCollum was struck and killed by a drunk driver while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 358 near Carroll Lane at 9:30 pm.

He and two other officers were on the scene of the stop when another vehicle struck one of the patrol cars, then struck him and a second officer. Officer McCollum suffered fatal injuries and the other officer suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

The drunk driver who caused the crash was charged with intoxication manslaughter, driving with a suspended license, and intoxication assault.

Officer McCollum was a U.S. Army veteran and recipient of the Bronze Star. He had served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for almost seven years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 796
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

traffic stop

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I had the privilege of deploying to the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Africa with Alan as a young Staff Sergeant with the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) in 2004. He was a fantastic teammate and mentor to this young Army Captain. He was a consummate professional and brought exceptional skills to complex situations, and always upbeat and one hell of a funny guy.

I will miss you, my friend. He did not deserve to die like this. God bless his family.

Major Michael Keigwin
Federal Bureau of Investigation - San Francisco Division

January 4, 2022

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