Park Policeman Martin J. Collins

Park Policeman Martin J. Collins

South Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, January 4, 1921

Martin J. Collins

Policeman Martin Collins observed an intoxicated motorist and attempted to stop the driver in South Park. Officer Collins approached the vehicle and ordered the driver to pull over. As the offender pushed Officer Collins away from the car, he was crushed between two vehicles.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 263

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

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My father Michael J. Collins was only two years old when his father Officer Martin J. Collins was killed on duty. His mother died a few years later, leaving five orphaned Collins children. The impact of my grandfather's death on his survivors cannot be measured. Thank you for your sacrifice and for watching over us.

Maureen Collins
August 11, 2016

Maureen Collins

August 10, 2016

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