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 accident during a vehicle pursuit. The vehicle he was pursuing forced his patrol car into the rear of a parked truck.

Sergeant Collins had served with the agency for 27 years. 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

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I would love to know if this officer had any family living near Sanford NC in the early to mid 90's. The reason I ask; In 1994 I attended BLET at Central Carolina Community College in Sanford, NC. At graduation, I received an award for being the Class Sharpshooter. I received the Officer J.J. Collins Jr award. Doing my research, I was hoping Sgt. Collins was the person named for the award. If it is, it was an honor receiving an award bearing his name.

Sergeant E.T. Suttles

May 18, 2019

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