Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Master Deputy Sheriff Brandon Scott Collins

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch Sunday, September 11, 2016

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Reflections for Master Deputy Sheriff Brandon Scott Collins

May the Lord comfort your family, friends and co workers. Your duty here is done, walk forever in peace.
Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace my brother.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept.

September 15, 2016

God bless Deputy Collin's family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

September 15, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Collins!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

September 15, 2016

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Master Deputy Sheriff Brandon Collins during this very difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May the special moments they shared bring back precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Master Deputy Sheriff Brandon Collins.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

September 15, 2016

RIP Deputy Collins!

PO Connie Hoffmann
slmpd

September 14, 2016

Eternal Peace.

N.Y.PD. Lt.(Ret.) Ray Flores

September 14, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother

Deputy Dunlap(ret)

September 14, 2016

Thank you for your brace service. Rest in peace.

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

September 14, 2016

Rest in Peace Brother! We have he watch from here. May God Bless your Family and Friends.

Sgt. A. OROZCO
ADOT/ECD

September 14, 2016

It always seems it's the best who always are taken away before their time. I mourn for his wife, children and closest of co-workers whose loss of Brandon has effected them deeply. But with every loss, brings hope that maybe a reflection of the human we knew, becomes part of us. As an agency, let us laugh again with time, and work towards seeing the world the way Brandon did. Let's celebrate his life and who he is and most importantly, stand firm with helping his family in their deepest grief.

Master Deputy Christopher Toske
Jo Co So

September 13, 2016

"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
Sergeant

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 (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

September 13, 2016

My deepest sympathy to Deputy Collins' family and friends, as well as his brothers and sisters with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office. RIP brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

September 13, 2016

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.

Master Deputy
JCSO

September 13, 2016

Among the best times of my career were early on when I worked in the Tulsa County Jail with Brandon. He was a friend to many and words fail to express the sorrow we all share. I am blessed to have known such a fine man.

Prayers for the Collins Family and his extended family at the Johnson County Sheriff's Office.

Agent Tom Helm
Oklahoma Attorney General's Office

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County sheriff's office

September 13, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

September 13, 2016

Rest in Peace, Master Deputy Sheriff Brandon Collins. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

September 13, 2016

On behalf of Session 61 and the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy NY, our thoughts and prayers are with your department and family.

We thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Session 61
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

September 13, 2016

Rest In Peace Officer Collins. What a terrible day to die, 'Sept 11'.

Det Lt Tom Brawley,Ret.
COCONINO CO. SHERIFF'S OFFICE, FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.

September 13, 2016

To all of my JCSO brothers and sisters, I am honored to be here with Brandon for the night and wanted to express my deepest sympathy to you and his family.

It's been a hard summer for LEO's this year and it just hit home! Have peace knowing that Brandon is now patrolling the streets of Heaven (where all the calls are safe and easy) and he's probably bustin' St. Peter's chops!

Deputy Ryan Fulks #1785
Johnson County Kansas Sheriff's Office / Traffic and Patrol Division

September 13, 2016

RIP! Prayers sent to your family and friends! Thank you for serving your community!

Mother of policemen Deborah Kile

September 13, 2016

You never knew this but you made a huge impact on me the very first time we met. I'll always remember that. I owe you some of the credit for where I am now. You were a genuinely good dude. You will be deeply missed. We'll be seein' ya.

Travel well brother.

PO Rashad Castaneda #3080
Merriam, KS Police Department

September 13, 2016

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF JOHNSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE, MASTER DEPUTY SHERIFF BRANDON COLLINS.

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Deputy Sheriff.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest.
Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities. We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff's Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United State's Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifice of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for Law Enforcement is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPECTED - If we don't respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject(s), or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired then who will?
MASTER DEPUTY SHERIFF COLLINS
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens of Johnson County in the State of Kansas with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I'm proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I'm proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you did.
I'm proud to have Served and Protected my community as you did.
I'm proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do..........Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR IT, "LIFE HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW".
FINAL CALL
Master Deputy Collins status.............Master Deputy Collins status.................Master Deputy Collins status................. Attention All Units..........Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Master Deputy Sheriff Brandon Collins having served the citizens of Johnson County in the State of Kansas with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.
Rest in Peace my fallen BROTHER, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

September 12, 2016

Thank you for your service. Prayers for Family & Dept

Detective Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

September 12, 2016

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

September 12, 2016

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