Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lake Ranger Glen M. Collins

Shawnee Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Tuesday, December 13, 2005

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Reflections for Lake Ranger Glen M. Collins

Glen you were such an amazing man, and definitely someone I looked up to growing up! I was there that day that you were sent to heaven and I can honestly say he got a good one ! You will always be missed!

Thinking about you

May 3, 2023

Happy Birthday Dad. Love and miss you so much.

Matt Collins

November 28, 2021

Thank you for your time and service


December 13, 2020

Does anyone still monitor this page? I'm looking for Officer Collins grandsons, Matt and Tyler. Please call me at 740-405-3431. Thank you.

Maranda Vasquez
Distant by marriage

December 18, 2016


Sorry it has taken me so long to do this. I met you first in 1968 because I was in the same class at Bethel with Dixie. We lived by the lake, and I remember you telling my dad "Don't call the sheriff, call me". I worked for you when I was in Jr. High in a summer works program, then again when I was 20 as your assistant ranger. You helped me get hired at Shawnee PD, and continued being supportive when I went to the Highway Patrol.

You taught me a great deal about honor, honesty, hard work and sacrifice, but most of all about duty.

You saw yours to the end.

I owe you my career Glen. I wish I had told you that.

You saw yours to the end.

Jack Holloway CPT Retired
Oklahoma Highway Patrol

October 4, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 14, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Wrap your wings around all of your loved ones to let them know you are near and watching over them. There are no special words that I can say to them to help them with their grief to ease their pain except that you are a true hero and heroes never die.

"If people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever." Author Unknown

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 13, 2010

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace!

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

June 24, 2010

Mom is with you now. The boys and I miss you both so much. I miss being able to talk to you both. Some days I don't know how to make it with you. I pray alot. I am hoping that by coming here and writing it will help me to
survive. I love you and mom so much that it hurts everyday.
Know that the boys and some family are trying to keep me busy and my friends are encouraging. I love you and miss you both so much. Love always your daughter and grandsons,

dixie, matt & ty

dixie collins

February 13, 2010

You and your family crossed my mind today. I remember as
a young boy coming by the Ranger Station on the way to the fishing hole or checking in a deer. You were always friendly to everyone and interested in others. You are missed. Thank you for your service and love for your job that was always obvious. My prayers are with your family


August 9, 2009

What an impressive career and contribution Ranger Collins made to his community. Even more impressive is the long length of service Ranger Collins made his whole life. I salute you Ranger Collins for selflessly dedicating your life to serving others. You are a true role model for all of us. Rest in peace.

S. Phillips
Reserve Officer (Ret) WA State

May 25, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this third anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

December 13, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 10, 2008

Thinking of you and your loved ones on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 13, 2007

Thank you for your long service to your community, you will not be forgotten!

Craig Figgins
Brother - SGT Dan Figgins St Charles, IL EOW 4/9/05

December 13, 2007

Lake Ranger Collins,
Today is the second anniversary of your EOW. Grateful citizens everywhere pause to remember you and all that you stood for. Your loved ones and friends are in my thoughts today and during the holidays. May you continue to shine your light on them forever.

Pennsylvania citizen

December 13, 2007

Sounds like the Lake won't be the same without you!
Thanks for your 37 years of service and for the wonderful memories you gave to those who were
fortunate enough to know you.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

December 13, 2007

I salute you for your dedicated service to law enforcement and want you to know that you have not been forgotten. Today's Watch 13DEC07 is in honor of you and your family. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones today and everyday.

MA1 Provenzano

December 8, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your long and dedicated 37 years of service

manchester, NH

December 7, 2007

It is with a tear in my eye and love in my heart that I hope and pray that your beloved family can enjoy their holiday season as much as possible. May the warmth of a heroes eye from above embrace their thoughts.
Shawn and Michelle Rogers
Sister and brohter-in-law
Jonathan Dragus EOW 10/20/05

Shawn Rogers

December 24, 2006

I salute you for you long career in law enforcement. You have not been forgotten and are a true hero. Heroes Never Die.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon, Chicago Gold Star Father

August 24, 2006

Today was a very special day for me. I attended the Law Enforcement Memorial service in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. I had the opportunity to meet several families of Officers that had died in the line of duty. I am in the Honor Guard and was assigned to escort the family of Lake Ranger Glen Collins. I am very proud of Lake Ranger Collins family for being so strong at a time of sorrow. The few minutes that I was able to spend with the family touched my heart. I did not have the privilege to know Lake Ranger Collins before he died but from what I learned today this man was very special and loved by many. It's not how this Officer died that made him a HERO but how he lived his life! I salute you sir. God Bless you and your family.

K-9 Officer Scott Oelke
Broken Arrow Police - Oklahoma

May 19, 2006

To Lake Ranger Glen Collins, his loved ones and his fellow officers with the Shawnee Police Department:

I was so saddened to learn of the death of another dedicated officer in the line of duty. On behalf of our entire family, I wish to extend our sincerest condolences for the grievous loss you suffered when Glen was tragically killed.

Ranger Collins, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Glen,you are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

I also salute your military service to our country.

Rest in Peace, Ranger Glen Collins.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the thirty seven years of distinquished service Glen gave to his community and the citizens of Oklahoma, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on December 13,2005.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 8, 2006

this wonderful man was a helped a lot of
people unselfishly. he helped them from
his heart. he believed in God, right and
wrong. he loved children and animals.
he loved his family with all his heart.
we loved him with all our hearts.
he was our hero, white knight, champion,
that can never be replaced. we love you

January 18, 2006

God be with your family and department during this time. RIP Ranger Collins

Sr Disp B J Kendrick
Chesapeake Police Department VA

January 14, 2006

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