P-O- John Collins #11835

P.O. John S. Collins #11835

Name: Collins, John S.
Star: 11835
Memorial Panel #: #PANEL#
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 007
End of Watch: 15 December 1967
Incident Details: Police Officer John Collins, 30, was assigned to the Englewood Station. On December 13, 1967, off-duty Officer Collins and his wife were Christmas shopping. They witnessed a man attempted to break into a car in the parking lot of the Sears, Roebuck and Co., at Kenwood Avenue and 79th Street. Officer Collins was shot after chasing the man into a nearby gangway in an effort to apprehend him. Officer Collins succumbed to his wound at Jackson Park Hospital on December 15, 1967. Officer Collins’ funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church and was laid to rest in St. Mary Cemetery. He was survived by his wife, Barbara, and son, Robert Jr.