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

Thoughts and prayers are withthe family and friends of Ranger Collins during this time.

"Without laws there is Chaos, without law enforcement there is Anarchy"

Detective Patrick J. Donohue

December 17, 2005

God bless you Ranger Collins.37 years makes any citizen proud. May you rest in peace.

Teresa Goss
ShAdCo zone4 sector K co-chair

December 17, 2005

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Shawnee P.D.

Fallen but never forgotten

Bryan Laurie
Haltom City TX PD

December 17, 2005

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of a loved one in law enforcement. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support. As we personally know, sometimes there is little comfort that comes from words. Keep focused as you can on the memories and joyous times for these things may bring you comfort. Rely heavily on family, friends, and other law enforcement. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Alissa Scott
Widow of Wayne Scott
E.O.W. 09-10-02

Lisa Schultz
Widow of Don Schultz
E.O.W. 05-12-04

Co-Founders of Survivor Help Network

December 17, 2005

God bless you and your family at this time of sorrow. Thank you for your many years of service to your community.

St. Louis City Police

December 17, 2005

May God bless your family and give them strength to deal with this loss. Thank You Ranger Collins for your service.

Police Officer L. Garcia

December 17, 2005

Thank you for your many years of dedication to protecting the community, Ranger Collins. May you rest in peace in the arms of the One who loves you eternally.
Mary Kay Balchunas
Mother of Jay Balchunas, EOW 11.5.04

December 16, 2005

In Valor there is Hope. Rest in Peace, Brother

P.O. Chris Welby
Bridgeton, Mo.

December 16, 2005

Our lost is heaven's gain.

RM Taylor Federal Officer

December 16, 2005

Lake Ranger Glen Collins,
Thank you for the service you have done. May God be with you and your family. Rest in peace and watch over us BLUE ANGEL.
Wife of a police officer
Mishawaka In

December 16, 2005

God bless you Ranger Collins. Thank you for your service. Your family, friends and fellow officers are in my thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace.

Carin E. Sollman
widow of Easton Police Officer Jesse E. Sollman EOW 3/25/05

December 16, 2005

To Ranger Collins family and friends our hearts and prayers go out to you

God Bless you

Terry Miyares, surviving spouse
Officer Emilio Miyares, Hialeah PD, Fl 11/6/86

December 16, 2005

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


December 16, 2005

We will not let you be in peace, Ranger Collins.

Sgt Paul Hoffmann
Swiss Army, MP Service, Traffic Unit

December 16, 2005



December 16, 2005

We will never know why things like this happen. Thank you sir for your work and dedication. Watch over my brother and may he make you laugh every day. My prayers and condolences go out to your family and friends.

Michelle Rogers
Sister of Sgt. J. Dragus
OCPD EOW 10/20/05

Michelle Rogers

December 16, 2005

Mr. Glen M. Collins,

You have accomplished something most officers only dream of; 37 years of police work. From what friends have said about you on here, you were a caring person who deserves nothing less than the sweetness of god and his heavens, we will all see you soon. Be safe Blue Angle.

LMPD Corrections Officer

December 16, 2005

“When God made Peace Officers….”

When the lord was creating Peace Officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around on this one.”

And the Lord said, Have you read the spec on this order? A Peace Officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn’t touch, and not wrinkle their uniform.

They have to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

They have to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half- eaten meals. And they have to have six pairs of hands.

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands….No Way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me the problems,” said the Lord, “It’s the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have.”

That’s on the standard model? asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, “May I see what’s in there sir?” (When they already know and wishes they had taken that accounting job.) Another pair here in the side of their head for their partners’ safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, “ You’ll be alright ma’am, when they know it isn’t so.”

“Lord,” said the angel, touching his sleeve,” rest and work tomorrow.”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on civil service paycheck.”

The angel circled the model of the Peace Officer very slowly, “Can it think?” she asked.

“You bet,” said the Lord, “It can tell you elements of a hundred crimes, recite Miranda warnings in it’s sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five judges to debate the legality of the stop…and still it keeps it’s sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. They can deal with crime scenes painted in HELL, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim’s family’ and then read in the daily paper how Law Enforcement isn’t sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the Peace Officer. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told you that you were trying to put too much into this model.”

“That’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “It’s a tear.”

“What’s the tear for?” asked the angel.

“It’s for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, and for justice.”

“You’re a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked sober. “I didn’t put it there,” he said.


Senior Instructor
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

December 16, 2005

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Lake Ranger Glen Collins as well as to the Shawnee Police Department. Rest in peace Ranger Collins, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

December 16, 2005

Rest in peace sir, may God bless you and your family.

Marion County Sheriffs Office, Fl

December 16, 2005

Ranger Collins, Thank you for your service to your community. RIP Ranger Collins. You Served your community for so long and so well. Time for a break my Friend. You are now Patroling Heavens Lakes.

Brandon Isham, Dispatcher
Fort Worth PD, TX

December 16, 2005

We are thankful for Glen's hard work to make Shawnee Lake work for everyone who used it. His generous sharing of friendship and knowledge will never be forgotten and sorely missed.

Kenneth and Jo Davis, Lake Leaseholder

December 15, 2005

Thank you for your service, I hope that your friends and family will find comfort during this time, A hero never dies,

"Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God"


December 15, 2005

Glen was our champion -- he loved the Shawnee Twin Lakes and worked hard for 38 years to make it the best it could be. We will miss him for a long, long time.

Linda Agee, Chairman
Shawnee Twin Lakes Association

December 15, 2005


The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind.

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done . . . ,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Retired Officer William Hackley
Baltimore,Maryland Police Dept.

December 15, 2005

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