Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff James Brian Collins

Bladen County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, September 26, 2001

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Brian Collins

Love and comfort to Brian and his friends.
I've been there, and I know how much it hurts, but I also know how much happiness Brian wishes on all of you. You will meet him again. God bless you, and I pray that your grief can lessen with time.

friend of Cpl. Joey Cushman
Arlington PD, Texas
e.o.w. 6/7/01

Go rest high on that mountain,
Son, your work on earth is done.
To the family, co-workers, and friends of Deputy Collins. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time. Without a doubt I know he served his county and citizens proudly. Now he walks on streets of gold, proudly serving the lord. May God be with you!

Deputy Kevin B. Kelley
Carteret Co. Sheriff's Office

Jamie I remember the first day I met you at BCC. law enforcement training I knew right then you were going to be a very good officer.The night that Officer Ramey was killed you were the first person I met trying to help.You will always be remembered for your witty self.Rest in peace until we meet again. You will not be forgotten.



I have known and worked with Jamie for about five years,most of that time was when he worked with the Elizabethtown Police Department.Jamie was like a younger brother to me.Jamie was a funny guy and a prankster,but when IT got deep ,there was no other person that I had rather see pull up on the scene than Jamie, old E-town 116.You knew that you had back-up no matter what happened.To Jamie's wife and two boy's I extend my deepest sympathy,and asure you that Jamie will be missed by us all.....
God speed and rest in peace my brother..

Jeff Tyler
Elizabethtown Police Department

You are not forgotten! We will continue to do the job in your honor and in memory of you and all who laid down their lives so that we could live in a civilized society. We are stronger because of you. Rest in peace.


I met Jamie when he was an officer with Whiteville Police Department. I was a segerant with Chadbourn Police Department and there would be times I would see him at the Columbus County Jail we would talk for just a few minutes and right back to work we would go.

It was only just a few months ago my department was faced with the fact that one of our own was called home. I think about that day and it hurts, man it hurts. I want to leave something for Jamies's wife, it's a verse from the Bible that has helped me in many ways dealing with the lost of Officer Brian Ramey and I hope that it will help with the pain that she must be feeling. "Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord." PSALMS 31:24

I respected Jamie he was a fantasic officer. I find myself to be very greatful to have been able to know and work with him. Of course he will be missed but to all of us who knew him he will never be forgotten. Jamie had a way to bring a smile to your face when he was around no matter how bad of day you were having.

Jamie, my brother, it's time now for you to rest in peace you have served us well and it will never be forgotten. Until we met again.

Detective Michael Adkins
Bladenboro Police Department

Jamie was a good person.... His wife and 2 small sons are in my prayers.... Jamie is now looking down on you taking care of you in a differant way. Tiffany, May his angel wings protect you and the boys always.

God Bless,,,,


Peace On Your Journey, and Godspeed My Brother

Patrol/Honor Guard William Elrick
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police



To: Fellow Officers and Family Of Deputy Collins,

It seemed like I just went through this yesterday.I feel for you since Officer Ramey was only killed 5 months ago and it was the most worst feeling to try to get over. We were all so close and when something happens to one agency it hurts us all. I hope that Officer Ramey and Deputy Collins can get together in heaven and exchange war stories about Bladen County. Deputy Collins was a very good officer and one that we all can be proud to call a friend.
May God Bless each and every one of you.

Chief Danny Russ
Bladenboro Police Dept

It's always difficult reading of another fallen hero. God bless the family, friends, and department of Deputy Collins. Rest in Peace.

Baltimore City Police

I pray for the family and friends of Brian, I pray that they are kept safe in God's loving arms and that the truth stands not to near, for the truth hurts the most. It has been almost four months since I lost a great friend, a brother to me who was 27, and gosh it hurts, I pray for
you, love and comfort to you.


I had the honor and privilege of training and working with Jamie during his three years with the Elizabethtown Police Department. Jamie always had a smile on his face and no matter how bad you felt, he would always make you smile. He was a loyal husband, devoted father, and a dedicated officer. I always knew that if I called for help Jamie was there for me. I never knew how it felt to lose a best friend until September 26, 2001. On that day a part of me died. Words cannot describe the pain and sadness I feel, yet as I reflect back on the times we shared, it always brings a smile to my face and I realize how lucky I am to have known him. Jamie will live forever in my heart and memories. We not only lost a fellow officer, we lost a truly wonderful person. My prayers go out to his family, fellow officers, and friends. Let us remember that one day we will be reunited with him.

Joe Thompson
Elizabethtown P.D.

We will again mourn another fallen, great officer. God bless you and your family.

Explorer Justin Betts
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, CA

To the family and friends of Deputy Collins, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. It is so hard to hear of another Officer killed in line of duty and when I see that he was only 27 years old it hit home, my husband was also 27 when he was killed in line of duty.

God Bless you.

Terry Miyares
surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares
Hialeah Police Dept., Florida
E/O/W 11/6/86

Terry Miyares,
Hialeah Police Dept.

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