Patrolman Charles J. Collins

Patrolman Charles J. Collins

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, May 20, 1942

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Charles J. Collins

Patrolman Charles Collins was shot and killed while he attempted to arrest a man who had pulled a gun on another officer and carjacked a vehicle. Patrolman Collins and other officers went to a house, in Byfield, where the man fled to and as they entered the home Patrolman Collins was shot and killed. The suspect was shot and killed by another Trooper.

Patrolman Collins had been with the agency for eight years.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Today, May 21, 2019, we take a moment to honor and remember Patrolman Charles J. Collins this his 77th anniversary. May he continue to rest in peace knowing that his memory and sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Tpr Thomas E. Dolan (retired)
MA State Police

May 20, 2019

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