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Sheriff Fletcher Collins

Vinton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, October 8, 1925

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sheriff Fletcher Collins of the Vinton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 8, 2021

Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

October 8, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sheriff Fletcher Collins of the Vinton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 60 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 8, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sheriff Fletcher Collins of the Vinton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 63 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

October 8, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sheriff Fletcher Collins Vinton County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 56 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

End of Watch: Thursday, October 8, 1925

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

October 8, 2017

Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

D. Holmes, Lieutenant
Federal Bureau of Prisons

October 8, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 4, 2013

Sheriff Collins,
Sir, it has been 88 years since your End of Watch but you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Vinton County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

October 11, 2013

My Grandfather was Fletcher of course I never meant him, but my Father Arthur Belman Collins spoke of him often especially as he got old. One thing that is not mentioned to the public is that his Wife Maude Collins was not only the first woman sheriff but she was also the Granddaughter of the feuding families of the Hatfields & McCoys she was on the Granddaughter of Randolph and Sarah McCoy her Mother was Fanny McCoy.

Valerie Collins
Granddaughter of Maude Collins

July 31, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department

October 8, 2012

Sheriff Collins,
On today, the 83rd anniversary of your murder I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Vinton County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. I don't what sickens me more, that your murderer only served nine years or the POS politician that pardoned him.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous

October 8, 2008

My mother was a cousin of Fletcher and Maude Collins. Her name was Eunice Collins Carey and her mother was Alice Collins Huston. I now live on Cape Cod and miss my southern Ohio roots.

Richard Carey
Distant Relative

December 10, 2007

Today on the anniversary of yoru death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

What a wonderful tribute that you wife was able to carry out your positsion.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better manchaester, NH

October 8, 2007

Our uniform the same, so too will you remain. Never forgotten, brother, so rest easy.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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