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Reserve Sergeant Scott E. Collins

Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

End of Watch Friday, February 26, 1993

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Reflections for Reserve Sergeant Scott E. Collins

Rest in peace Reserve Sergeant Collins.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 28, 2020

I was on Patrol that night in North Portland working in the Columbia Villia . I did not find out who it was until I got home and heard small the messages on my phone . I drove out to the Hansen Building and was met by Sgt Hadley. He had tears in his eyes when he told me. I did not go home but sat there until I was told to go home .... At your funeral a Portland Police. Sgt Brown came up to me and hugged me , thanking me for doing what Reserves do. Scott I will never forget .

Gary Moore
MCSO Reserve Deputy

March 25, 2020

I just learned the story behind your name on the freeway sign. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.


February 27, 2018

Scott Collins,
I never had a chance to meet you, however, I have known and loved your family for years. You are gone, but you have never been forgotten!

Christy Hurlman
Collins/ Waddington family friend

February 27, 2018

I was the dispatcher who coordinated everything. I’ll never forget the helplessness that night.


February 27, 2018

I stood over you that night. I was shattered and heartbroken. It was the first of many tradegies I had to face during my career, but none of them affected me so profoundly. I will never forget what happened that night and I will never forget either of you. It's been twenty years and I still cry....I remember every single day. I still remember...

Sgt. Wendy DeMarre
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office

February 27, 2013

I said from the get go that you and Mark will not be forgotten well 20 year's later and I still remember you and miss you both

R.I.P Scott


February 27, 2013

I wish I had gotten to know you

Scott Waddington

December 7, 2012

Nearly 20 years later I remember the day this happened as I drove east on 84 on that very sad day. I was 22 years old at the time and did not know these 2 men, but I remember them since that day. I was there and I knew 2 men lost their lives doing the work they enjoyed. Since then I have lost 2 friends to people drinking and driving.
I drive this stretch of freeway still daily and these men are, and will always be thought of.
Thank you for allowing people to leave comments and to remember.


October 31, 2012

Sgt. Collins,
On today, the 19th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officer for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Multnomah County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 26, 2012

Although this happened in 1993, it is still an often mentioned incident here at MCSO. We have not forgotten, and are reminded daily as we pass the location of the incident. RIP.

Patrol Sgt
Multnomah County Sheriffs Office

April 27, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 17th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


February 26, 2010

It's hard to believe it's been 15 years since that devasting night. I miss you and widh you where here. I will always remember you as a kind person and great Deputy.
Love you Scott

Former Multnomah County Reserve

February 26, 2008


Van Den Berghe

February 20, 2008

"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
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
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 14, 2008

God Speed, Brother.

Union PD, NJ

August 6, 2007

It is just so heartbreaking that fine people have to die just because someone had to have that extra drink.Rest in Peace,Sir.

February 26, 2006

It has been 11 years and I think of you everyday. You have two nephews now Scott and Mikael. I wish you had been here for them both. I love you and miss you very much.

always Dawn

Reserve Sgt Retired

December 21, 2005

Well Scott its been 12 years now and you & Mark are still remembered. Like I said at your funeral "You will never be forgotten" Even after 12 years it still hurts to think of you two being gone. Like I said in Marks reflection, "What would the world be like if all the drunk drivers had someone thay cared for,taken from them?" Would it stop the senseless murders they do? All I know for sure is that It still hurts!! I know you both are with God and I will see you both one day.But it still hurts! You are not forgotten SERGEANT SCOTT E COLLINS nor will you ever be forgotten. I miss you man..So Rest in peace brother....Rest in peace..

Your Friend Paul Salzwedel
Budget Security

March 4, 2005

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

December 20, 2004

I found your picture today and thay put it on this web site. I feel like your now a little closer to us all. I am trying to find Mark's picture so every one can see the person not just the words. I am so sorry Scott that you and Mark were taken from us all I wish I would have done things different that cold Feb. night! I relive it time and time again. And all it would have taken was a phone call and Mark would have been with me on a different patrol. I will find a picture of Mark a good one too. I hope your family is doing good Scott and I know you are watching over them. You both are HERO'S. As was said at your service "No one is ever dead as long as some one remembers" I will NEVER forget you or Mark.I will always remember and my two boys will know of you both and the price you paid so thay could play in the streets and grow-up safe. From the bottom of my heart, and with tears in my eyes, I thank you. Rest in peace my brothers. You both fought the good fight. Others will take it from here.

Forever 10-79 (EOW)

Your Friend Paul Salzwedel
Budget Car & Truck Security Portland Or.

October 11, 2004

Rest in Peace Brother Scott, you are a true hero and will not be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

February 26, 2004

How sad you were both killed by a drunk driver. We are remembering
you today not for how you died, but how you lived. Thank you for your
dedication and sacrifice. We are grateful for your service.

Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 26, 2004

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