Police Officer Andrew Lee Collins

Police Officer Andrew Lee Collins

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, April 19, 1972

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Andrew Lee Collins

Officer Andrew Collins was killed in a motorcycle accident while in pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Officer Collins' motorcycle struck a concrete abutment, and he was thrown from his motorcycle.

The suspect vehicle was recovered four blocks from the crash scene. The 15-year-old suspect was apprehended the next day and charged with manslaughter.

Officer Collins was a U.S Navy veteran of the Vietnam War and served with the Sacramento Police Department for a year and a half. He was survived by his mother, sister, and fiancée.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge 229
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter

motorcycle, vehicle pursuit

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Officer Collins,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

April 19, 2022

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