Lieutenant Walter Tommy Collins

Lieutenant Walter Tommy Collins

Wichita Falls Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, July 25, 1989

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Walter Tommy Collins

Lieutenant Walter Collins was shot and killed while assisting other officers respond to a call involving a man firing a .30-.30 rifle at construction workers.

He and two other officers were wounded by the gunfire. Lieutenant Collins was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to three 99 years prison terms.

Lieutenant Collins had served with the Wichita Falls Police Department for 31 years. He is survived by his wife, three children, and mother.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour 31 years
  • Badge 312

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.30
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

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Lt. Collins,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wichita Falls. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

July 25, 2019

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