Fallen Hero Obituary

Law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty in Massachusetts

Trooper Charles J. Collins Age: 33 years old Tour: 8 years State Police End of Watch: Wednesday, May 20, 1942
Patrolman Charles Collins was shot and killed while he attempted to arrest a man who had pulled a gun on another officer and carjacked a vehicle. Patrolman Collins and other officers went to a house, in Byfield, where the man fled to and as they entered the home Patrolman Collins was shot and killed. The suspect was shot and killed by another Trooper.

Patrolman Collins had been with the agency for eight years.

Remembering …

mlemf-logoOver 340 law enforcement officers have lost their lives while protecting the citizens of the Commonwealth. This encompasses state and local police, federal, sheriff and correction officers.

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

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