Police Officer John Collins

Police Officer John Collins

Norwood Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, July 10, 1928

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John Collins

Police Officer John Collins was killed when his police motorcycle crashed as he pursued a vehicle.

He had chased the car just over the state line into Tappan, New York, when his motorcycle collided with another car that was traveling in the opposite direction. The car he collided with fled the scene.

Officer Collins had served with the Norwood Police Department for only three months. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Location New York
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

hit-and-run, vehicle pursuit

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Died chasing a car on a motorcycle, accident occured just across the NJ-NY border in Tappan, NY.

article is safe to read here:

It would be good if someone in NJ would take some more initiative in updating information.

Rockland County Historian

September 9, 2018

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