Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Dennis F. Collins

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, July 3, 1953

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Reflections for Patrolman Dennis F. Collins

He is with Angles, who know the sacrifice he made serving his community. His name and memories will last forever with friends and family. May he rest in peace knowing he was on the right side of law and order. NOT everyone can do this job he died doing what he loved best and im sure as the rest of us can say " I wouldn't want it any other way" RIP Officer

PO Robert Crespi
NYPD ret.

July 3, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

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

July 3, 2020

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

July 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phylllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

December 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Collins. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

It has been 58 years since you made the ultimate sacrifice but please know the CPD will not forget. Your service will be remembered. Thank you.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

July 3, 2011

I did not know Dennis but I know how much this means to his grandaughter Sharon. We have spent so much of our time honoring fallen officers in DC every year during Police Week. I cannot wait until his name is added there, and you are officially a survivor family. (Not that we all didn't know you have been for years) To the family of Dennis F Collins, thank you for his dedication to duty. I can promise you that there are many of us that will never forget. God Bless.

PO Marikay O'Brien
Chicago Police

April 7, 2011

I never got to know patrolman Dennis F. Collins, but my
husband was his oldest son. We discussed his dad many times and all conversations about him were that Don idolized
his dad. That was good enough for me and I was just sorry
I never got to know him. May he rest in peace and I hope I
get to meet him in Heaven.

Betty Collins
Daughter-in-law

April 4, 2011

Dad............Your old partner's grandson,Rick Barrett, has worked very hard to get your name placed on the Police Memorial Wall in Grant Park...we're all pleased and very proud....I'll never forget you....you were the best.love, Den

Ret. Sgt. Dennis F. Collins
C.P.D. (son)

April 4, 2011

Patrolman Collins,
It has taken over 56 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

January 18, 2010

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