Sergeant John J. Collins

Sergeant John J. Collins

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, February 7, 1984

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John J. Collins

Sergeant John Collins was killed in an automobile crash during a vehicle pursuit.

The vehicle he was pursuing forced his patrol car into the rear of a parked truck in the 2800 block of West Van Buren Street.

Sergeant Collins had served with the Chicago Police Department for 27 years and was assigned to the Traffic Enforcement Section. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge 1006

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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John “Jack” Colins is my grandfather I never had the honor of knowing... having been adopted at birth I was recently reunited with my bio-mom through AncestryDNA. John Collins is her father. She was a police officer as well. Turns out I am a 3rd generation Irish cop. I always knew there was something...
I am both extremely sad and proud on this 36th anniversary of his passing.

Officer David Norman
Phoenix Police Department

February 7, 2020

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