Officer shot & killed 3 days before he was sworn in


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TheeBadOne
July 8, 2003, 08:11 PM
Officer Melvin Collins
Brunswick Police Department, GA
End of Watch: Friday, April 11, 2003
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Age: 31
Tour of Duty:1 day

Officer Collins was shot and killed when he intervened in a robbery while working an off-duty job at a grocery store. Two men came into the store and attempted to rob it. When one of the suspects fired two shots past a female clerk's head, Officer Collins identified himself as a police officer and exchanged shots with the two suspects.

Although mortally wounded, Officer Collins struck one of the suspects in the hand and was able to subdue him with the help of two off-duty U.S. Marshals who were also in the store. The second suspect fled into a nearby marsh where he was apprehended the following day.

Officer Collins had just graduated from the academy and was to have his ceremonial swearing-in on the following Monday, three days after he was killed. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Sean Smith
July 8, 2003, 08:18 PM
Not to be insensitive or anything, but what is this, the Dead Cop Forum.com? :rolleyes:

hammer4nc
July 8, 2003, 08:21 PM
What, no photo? Minus 5 points for obituary writing workshop termpaper.

brian0128
July 8, 2003, 08:53 PM
I wonder if the Marshall's were armed?

10-Ring
July 8, 2003, 09:01 PM
RIP

Standing Wolf
July 8, 2003, 09:25 PM
<sarcasm> I guess it's no wonder leftists call law enforcement officers "pigs." </sarcasm>

JohnKSa
July 9, 2003, 12:31 AM
This article is months old.

What's the point of posting it now? :confused:

rebbryan
July 9, 2003, 02:56 AM
question for LEOs, if you heard shots and saw who was doing the shooting and they were pointing a gun at a person, would you have to identify yourself or tell them to stop or whatever before you shot em or could you just let loose on em?

shot in the hand, says something for those fresh academy shootin skills, and it ain't good. maybe a different outcome if skills were better.

what were the marshalls doin? they just sittin around and hoping the shooters go away?

ysr_racer
July 9, 2003, 11:19 AM
shot in the hand, says something for those fresh academy shootin skills, and it ain't good.

Actually it’s pretty common. Most people tend to focus on the weapon. You'd be surprised at how adept your body is at shooting what you're looking at.

ElToro
July 9, 2003, 12:51 PM
was he really an officer if he hadnt been sworn in yet ?

Owen
July 9, 2003, 01:44 PM
What I want to know is what is the point of these threads. They are only peripherally gun related. Is there some issue you are trying to expose to us TheeBadOne?

I don't see how they are even gun related.

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