Deputy Sheriff Jim Collins

Photo of Deputy Sheriff Jim Collins
End of Watch: Wed, Jul 4th, 1923
Date of Incident: Wed, Jul 4th, 1923
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 53


Deputy Sheriff Jim Collins was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of gunfire.

He was on duty at a local picnic area during Independence Day celebrations when he heard the gunfire in the distance. He was driven to the location and as he exited his vehicle two men immediately shot him before he could even draw his gun.

One of the subjects was sentenced to only two years in prison.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Bell County Sheriff's Office Patch
Kentucky Avenue
Pineville, Kentucky 40977
(606) 337-3102


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