Park Policeman Martin Thomas Collins

Park Policeman Martin Thomas Collins

South Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, January 4, 1921

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Martin Thomas Collins

Park Policeman Martin Thomas Collins observed an intoxicated motorist and attempted to stop the driver at Garfield Boulevard and Ashland Avenue, in South Park.

He approached the vehicle and ordered the driver to pull over. As the subject pushed Policeman Collins away from the car, he was crushed between two vehicles.

Policeman Collins was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 263

Incident Details

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

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Officer Collins,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 4, 2021

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