Officer John T. Collopy

Photo of Officer John T. Collopy
End of Watch: Wed, May 14th, 1919
Date of Incident: Wed, May 14th, 1919
Cause of Death: Struck By Vehicle (Intentional)
Service Time: 3 years
Age: 68


His wife and ten children.


Officer Collopy was fatally struck by a vehicle on Walnut Street as he and another officer attempted to stop it for driving without headlights. The driver of the vehicle swerved and struck Officer Collopy when he was ordered to stop.

The driver was arrested by a lieutenant and charged with manslaughter.

Officer Collopy had served with the agency for 3 years. He was survived by his wife and ten children.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


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