Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

District Administrator Debra Kay Collins

Missouri Department of Corrections, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, March 4, 2011

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Reflections for District Administrator Debra Kay Collins

Ms. Collins,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Missouri. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 4, 2021

Praying for you family ! Thank you for your dedication.


March 26, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 4, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

Rest in Peace my sister. Thank you for your service.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 4, 2017

You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones.

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

March 4, 2014

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

I pray for solacr for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace

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

March 5, 2012

Thank you for your Service Ms. Collins, may you RIP now.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 13, 2012

Debbie was a true leader. Her determination, dedication and strength to handle the complicated issues always impressed me. She always displayed a love for life and devotion to her family. Our supervisor meetings will not be the same without Debbie.

Cherylon Winningham, Dist. Administrator
Missouri Department of Corrections

March 29, 2011

To the family, friends and members of the Heard County Sheriff's Office. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


March 22, 2011

Ms. Collins,
Maam I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Missouri. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 20, 2011

Deepest sympathy to all of the family, with care and concern. We never met, but Debra had to be a very special person to have this challenging career and receive such admiration and praise from her co-workers.
May the Grace of God bring peace and comfort

Maribeth Keller PPOIII
Missouri Probation and Parole Dist 1

March 16, 2011

The untimely death of Debbie Collins is a tragic loss for the Missouri Department of Corrections, her co-workers, many friends, and most importantly her family. Debbie had a very positive impact on many people and she will be missed, though her influence and legacy will continue in the lives she has touched. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this very difficult time. God bless.

P&P Chief State Supervisor Tom Hodges
Missouri Department of Corrections

March 15, 2011

The officers and staff of the Chestertown Police Department offer our deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow officers of Officer Debra Collins. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May you rest in peace Debra.

Pfc. Brett Lysinger
Chestertown Maryland Police Department

March 14, 2011

I was blessed by being part of Debbie's staff. She was a wonderful leader who knew it took everyone at our facility to make things work. Her high expectations of Staff allowed us to learn and grow as professionals. I am thankful for all she taught me over the last decade, not only professionally but about life in general. I will miss her dearly . . . my supervisor . . . my mentor . . . my friend.

Martha Cash, Storekeeper II
Poplar Bluff Community Sup. Center

March 14, 2011

Thank you D.A. Collins for all your dedication and effort. God bless you and keep you close. Rest in peace as God eases the suffering of your loved ones, fellow officers and friends. You will never be forgotten.

A Grateful Citizen

March 13, 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 Administrator Collins. 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 Debra, she sounds like she was a great woman 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 Debra's life and the WOMAN that she was. Remember that Debra's life was about so much more than the way she died. Debra will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember her.

Administrator Collins, 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 eight years and 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)

March 12, 2011

My thoughts and prayers go out to DA Collins' family and her co-workers. RIP Debra.

R.A.Hess C.O.II (Retired)
Roxbury Correctional Inst; MD DoC

March 12, 2011

I was always impressed with the dedication that Debbie displayed to the agency and her community. However, the love she had for her family and the devotion to her parents impressed me the most. Our supervisor meetings will never be the same without Debbie being at the table.

Kim J. McKlintic District Administrator
Missouri Department of Corrections

March 11, 2011

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of District Administrator Debra Collins as well as to the Missouri Department of Corrections. Rest in peace, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

March 11, 2011

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of District Administrator Debra Collins and the Missouri Department of Corrections during this time. Thank you for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 11, 2011

I am so sorry to hear of this loss of another warrior. Rest in Peace. My thoughts and prayers go to your family and friends.

Asheboro Police NC

March 11, 2011

Our deepest sympathy to the dear family of District Administrator Debra Collins. God Bless her for her long service to the Missouri DOC. Rest in Peace sister.

Sgt. Jim May (ret)
CMPD Charlotte, NC

March 10, 2011

Rest in peace my Sister. Thank you for your service.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept. (Ms)

March 10, 2011



March 10, 2011

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