Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Officer shot & killed 3 days before he was sworn in

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by TheeBadOne, Jul 8, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. TheeBadOne

    TheeBadOne Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2002
    Messages:
    2,217
    Location:
    Nemo sine vitio est
    Officer Melvin Collins
    Brunswick Police Department, GA
    End of Watch: Friday, April 11, 2003
    [​IMG]
    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.
     
  2. Sean Smith

    Sean Smith Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2002
    Messages:
    4,922
    Not to be insensitive or anything, but what is this, the Dead Cop Forum.com? :rolleyes:
     
  3. hammer4nc

    hammer4nc Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2003
    Messages:
    977
    What, no photo? Minus 5 points for obituary writing workshop termpaper.
     
  4. brian0128

    brian0128 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2003
    Messages:
    49
    Location:
    Fort Wayne, Indiana
    I wonder if the Marshall's were armed?
     
  5. 10-Ring

    10-Ring Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    12,037
    Location:
    California
  6. Standing Wolf

    Standing Wolf Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    24,041
    Location:
    Idahohoho, the jolliest state
    <sarcasm> I guess it's no wonder leftists call law enforcement officers "pigs." </sarcasm>
     
  7. JohnKSa

    JohnKSa Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    12,148
    Location:
    DFW Area
    This article is months old.

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

    rebbryan Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2003
    Messages:
    266
    Location:
    Spartanburg, South Kakalaki
    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?
     
  9. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2003
    Messages:
    475
    Location:
    Happily in So. Cal.
    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.
     
  10. ElToro

    ElToro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2003
    Messages:
    645
    Location:
    Bay Area, PRK
    was he really an officer if he hadnt been sworn in yet ?
     
  11. Owen

    Owen Moderator Emeritus

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    5,928
    Location:
    Georgetown, TX
    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.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page