Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Thomas J. Collins

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, August 3, 1923

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Reflections for Sergeant Thomas J. Collins

Sgt. Collins,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit.


United States Border Patrol

August 3, 2023

Rest in peace Sergeant Collins.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 16, 2023

Rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 3, 2020

RIP Sgt. Your service is not forgotten.

Future Detroit Police Officer Ali
Dearborn, MI

August 3, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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 Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2013

Based on data from the 1920 U. S. Census, Sgt. Thomas J. Collins was born in Canada in 1877. He emigrated to the United States in 1899, and became a citizen in 1905. His wife of 20 years was Katherine, 45, and their two sons were Clare, 19, and Harold, 17. The family home wa at 87 Newberry, just off Campbell Street in the 4th Precinct.
They are not forgotten.

Sgt. Ray Downing, Retired
Detroit PD

January 12, 2005

Thank you for your service. You are remembered as a hero.

A citizen

August 3, 2004

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