Sergeant Thomas J. Collins

Sergeant Thomas J. Collins

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, August 3, 1923

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Thomas J. Collins

Sergeant Thomas Collins was killed in an automobile crash when the patrol car he was riding in was struck by another car at the intersection of 12th Street and Lafayette Street. He was thrown from the car and struck a light pole.

Sergeant Collins had served with the Detroit Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 48

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, vehicle crash

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Sgt. Collins,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit.


United States Border Patrol

August 3, 2023

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