Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Kenneth James Collier

San Diego County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Sunday, February 28, 2010

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kenneth James Collier

We still remember and thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. RIP Deputy Collier.

Santee Resident
One of the indebted citizens

October 5, 2021

Deputy Sheriff Collier,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Diego County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 28, 2020

RIP brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

February 28, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 28, 2018

Not forgotten brother!

Detective G. Cortina
Loveland Police Department

May 5, 2017

RIP brother.

Loveland Police Dept

June 29, 2015

Hi Ken, I stopped by your memorial early today on the 52 Everybody misses you.

Police Officer

February 28, 2015


I will remember you fondly to a battalion of young Marines at Camp Pendleton tomorrow morning as I speak of the potential impact of DUI driving.

Miss you my brother!

Greg Rylaarsdam, Sergeant

July 1, 2014

I am honored to present a scholarship in memory of Ken this year. The young lady attends Calvary Christian Academy.

Cydney King, Deputy

May 20, 2014

Ken was my prom date. We worked at AMC together in Santee. He had a heart of gold and could make you laugh until you cried. The world is a much dimmer place without him. I miss you Ken. You died a hero. I would expect nothing less from a man of your character.

LM Beebe

October 10, 2012

Ken was a great guy and I think of him often. I couldn’t believe when I heard he was gone. I will cherish every memory and picture I have of the two of us.
Never forget “WE ROCK”- Rest in peace friend.


May 6, 2012

Thanks for your 12 years of services, Kenneth.


February 28, 2012

Thinking of you on this day. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones and close friends for they think of you every day. You have not been fogotten.

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

February 28, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 2nd 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.

To his loved ones: I share your anguish in losing a beloved family member which I believe is life's greatest sorrow. Time never diminishes love. You are in my heart's embrace today. May God grant you solace.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Collier. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 21, 2012

To Deputy Kenneth J. Collier, his family and his fellow officers with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Collier’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Collier and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

February 28, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Collier,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of San Diego County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 6, 2011

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Collier, especially to his fiancee. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Ken, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Ken's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Ken's life was about so much more than the way he died. Ken will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Collier, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancée of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

July 11, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

To the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Collier,

Please accept the most heartfelt condolences from the men and women of the United States Border Patrol, Douglas, AZ station.

We will not forget Deputy Collier, and will continue in his stead, fighting evil for a better world. When one of us falls, all of us stumble, but we carry on in honor and memory of the fallen.

Ken, all is Code-4. Rest in peace, sir. We have it from here.

Douglas, AZ Station
United States Border Patrol

May 4, 2010

Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. May peace be with you during this tragic time. We grieve with you and know that your hero will never be forgotten. To Deputy Sheriff Collier's family, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Lauren Yanez
Colorado Springs Police Department Wives Association

April 13, 2010

Rest in peace Deputy Collier. Thank you for your service to the community. You will be missed. Prayers for your family, friends, and fellow law enforcement brothers & sisters. Godspeed.

Kathy B

April 6, 2010

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over. God please watch over, and tend to the loved ones left behind.......

Sgt. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia CO Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

March 26, 2010

Dear Family, Friends, and Co-Workers of Deputy Sheriff Ken Collier,

We are so sorry to here about your tragic loss of Deputy Sheriff Ken Collier. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in support during this very difficult time. We know that 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 for support. Honor your fallen loved one, for their sacrifice will not be forgotten. Deputy Sheriff Ken Collier is a hero.


Alissa Scott
Widow of Beryl 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


March 25, 2010

Rest in peace brother. We've got the watch from here. May God bless your family, friends and fellow officers who all mourn the loss of yet another hero.

Motor Officer Dominick Marraccini
Easton Police Department, Easton, PA

March 25, 2010

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