Chief of Police William J. Collins

Chief of Police William J. Collins

Stockbridge Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, August 7, 1957

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William J. Collins

Chief of Police William Collins suffered a fatal heart attack during a high-speed chase on Route 183, near the Berkshire Garden Center, in Interlaken.

The car he was chasing was being driven by two teenage escapees from the Shirley Industrial school. They had stolen gasoline in Marlboro and Great Barrington. Both were taken into custody by the state police.

Chief Collins had served with the Stockbridge Police Department for 12 years and had been chief of police for three years. He was survived by his wife, three sisters, and a brother.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 7, 2020

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