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Name : Collins, John T. 

Rank: Ptl.

Shield #: Command: 056 Pct.
Date of Death: 1903-01-19   Cause of Death: Duty related illness
 Patrolman Collins died of a blood infection he contracted after he was bitten by a suspect he was attempting to arrest. Patrolman Collins was effecting an arrest for robbery of a stable at Classon Street and Flushing Avenue, in Brooklyn. While taking the suspect into custody he was severely bitten by the suspect on the left hand. Two days later the Patrolman's hand began to swell and he received treatment at Brooklyn Hospital.

Patrolman Collins continued to have various medical problems with the hand for over 18 months until the pain became so great he had to check into Brooklyn Hospital. While there Patrolman Collins right hand began to swell and he died from blood poising soon after.
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Comments from Friends    
Rest in peace brother.

rest in peace.
— sjs
Posted: December 20, 2006, 11:09 am

Ptl Collins, you may have passed but you will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace John T. we pray for you.
— Tommy
Posted: January 19, 2014, 8:13 am

John we continue to pray for you. Rest in Peace.
— Tommy
Posted: January 15, 2015, 5:40 am



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