Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Chief William J. Collins Age: 53 years old Tour: 12 years Stockbridge Police End of Watch: Wednesday, August 7, 1957
Obituary
Chief of Police William Collins suffered a fatal heart attack during a high-speed chase on Route 183, near the Berkshire Garden Center, in Interlaken.

The car he was chasing was being driven by two teenage escapees from the Shirley Industrial school. They had stolen gasoline in Marlboro and Great Barrington. Both were taken into custody by the state police.

Chief Collins had served with the Stockbridge Police Department for 12 years and had been chief of police for three years. He was survived by his wife, three sisters, and a brother.

Remembering …

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The Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial will serve as a permanent reminder of their dedication and ultimate sacrifice.

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