Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Park Policeman Martin Thomas Collins

South Park District Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, January 4, 1921

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Reflections for Park Policeman Martin Thomas Collins

Officer Collins,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

January 4, 2021

Officer Collins's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 7-27-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

July 27, 2018

My father Michael J. Collins was only two years old when his father Officer Martin J. Collins was killed on duty. His mother died a few years later, leaving five orphaned Collins children. The impact of my grandfather's death on his survivors cannot be measured. Thank you for your sacrifice and for watching over us.

Maureen Collins
Granddaughter
August 11, 2016

Maureen Collins
Granddaughter

August 10, 2016

Thank you for posting my great grandfather's memorial information. His daughter Agnes, my grandmother spoke of him often & would be so pleased. Blessings on all our heroic police officers.

Patrice Spirou & family
Great granddaughter

December 25, 2015

Rest in Peace, Policeman Collins. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 29, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd 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 who was murdered in the 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 4, 2012

Officer Collins was a member of the Chicago Park District Police which around 1960 was incorporated into the Chicago Police Department. Your actions 90 years ago showed your professionalism as a police officer. Please know you will never be forgotten by the CPD.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

January 3, 2011

I just wanted to thank you for posting my great grandfathers information to be remembered.

Frank Collins

Frank Collins
Great Grandson

January 28, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

December 31, 2007

POLICEMAN COLLINS,
YOU ARE STILL NOT FORGOTTEN. THANK-YOU FOR THE TIME YOU SPENT GIVING TO OTHERS.

DISPATCHER9520
SAUK COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT

January 4, 2006

01-04-2004, MAY GOD BLESS YOU BROTHER. YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. A HERO FOR CERTAIN. MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

January 4, 2004

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