Trooper Larry Paul Collins

Trooper Larry Paul Collins

Georgia State Patrol, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, November 5, 1973

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Larry Paul Collins

Trooper Larry Collins was killed in a single-car crash outside of Reynolds, George.

Trooper Collins had recently changed posts from the Athens area to Americus and had been testifying in a case in Watkinsville. On the way back, his car struck a bridge abutment. Following an investigation, no direct cause was ever found.

Trooper Collins had served with the Georgia State Patrol for five years. He was survived by his expecting wife, parents, brother, and sister.

In 2014, Special Agent Larry Paul Collins was paid tribute with a special ceremony at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Pineview and a wreath laying at the graveside behind the church, followed by a sign unveiling on GA 257 at the southern city limits of Hawkinsville.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

attending court, single vehicle crash

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I want to take this opportunity to pay tribute to Trooper Larry Collins. I was stationed in Athens, Georgia, with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at the time of his untimely accident. I worked with Trooper Collins on some very well known criminals in North Georgia. I also played in the Annual Pig Bowl football game in Athens, Georgia, with Larry. Trooper Collins was an outstanding criminal investigator, and a great athlete as well. Rest in Peace my Brother. Working with Trooper Collins was a special time in my life. It was a honor to work with him.

Jerry Turpen, Special Agent (Retired), A
Law Enforcement Officer and Friend

February 4, 2024

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