Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer William Earl Collins, Jr.

Doyline Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, July 9, 2021

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Reflections for Police Officer William Earl Collins, Jr.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Collins, Jr. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Doyline Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 20, 2021

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

July 18, 2021

Officer Collins,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 18, 2021

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County PD, NY

July 17, 2021

R.I.P Officer Billy Collins

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen

July 16, 2021

Thank you for your sacrifice and service. Prayers for your family and department. NEVER FORGET!!

Master Trooper Terrell Vincent
Louisiana State police

July 16, 2021

RIP Officer. My sympathies to your family, fellow officers and friends.

SFC William Farrell
US Army MP, Ret

July 16, 2021

Officer Collins, the world is full of evil people, and yet you chose to serve your community that it will be safe, putting your life in the face of danger each and every day. You are a true hero and your reward in heaven will be abundant. May our Lord immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

July 16, 2021

I am so sorry, Police Officer Billy Collins, to hear of your tragic death. Thank you for your service, for putting your life on the line when called. You are loved and missed. My prayers for your family, the Department and Community. May HE truly bless and reward you in His Kingdom.

Rest in peace.
Kim

Kim Durham

July 14, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 14, 2021

Thank you for your service and ULTIMATE SACRIFICE

Prayers for you and your family

Rest in Peace Brother

GOD BLESS

Firefighter Ronald Lavallee
Lawrence, MA Fire Department

July 13, 2021

Rest In Peace brother. Your courage and service will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

July 13, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

July 13, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of Police Officer William Earl Collins aka Billy. May his soul forever rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

July 13, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Collins and the Doyline Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Collins, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

July 13, 2021

Rest In Peace brother

Police Officer S. Lund
Burlington, CO Police Department

July 13, 2021

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept.
Columbia, SC

July 12, 2021

May God Bless you my brother and thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Deputy Tim Kiele
Whatcom County Sheriffs Office

July 12, 2021

So sad, RIP. Well done thou good & faithful servant. May God bless & comfort your family as well as your fellow LEO's with DPD and WPSO.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

July 12, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

July 12, 2021

RIP, Officer Collins, Jr. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

July 12, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 12, 2021

I would like to extend my sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Collins. I am truly sorry for your loss. The bravery, service and sacrifice of Officer Collins will not be forgotten. I am praying for your comfort in the difficult days ahead.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

July 12, 2021

Rest in peace Officer William Earl Collins, Jr.
Prayers and condolences for family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan ~ (Retired)
City of Alameda, CA Police Department

July 12, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Officer William E. Collins and to his Brothers and Sisters of the Doyline Police Department,Louisiana. May GOD give Peace, comfort , and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss. We sometimes fail to understand the wisdom of GOD’s ways,! but trust in his wisdom and continue to love HIM.

Chaplain, Terry Longacre. MTPD (Retired)
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

July 12, 2021

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