FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Mississippi Wildlife Officer Struck, Killed by Car

May 12, 2014  | 

John Collum (Photo: Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks)
John Collum (Photo: Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks)

Mississippi's wildlife agency says a wildlife officer looking for a possible trespasser near Fulton was hit and killed by a car Friday night.

Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks spokesman Jim Walker told WAPT TV that 56-year-old Master Sgt. John Collum, of Fulton, had worked for the department since 1999, and was regional officer of the year in 2012.

Walker says the accident does not appear related to the call that Collum was investigating late Friday.

Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the car skidded 300 feet after hitting Collum.  He says the 19-year-old driver remained at the scene and is in custody but has not yet been charged.

Tags: Officer Down, Fish and Game Enforcement, Mississippi


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

S.S. @ 5/15/2014 5:05 AM

may you rest in peace Sgt. Collum.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Crowd Assaults Florida Officer During Arrest
An officer was assaulted by a crowd as he attempted to arrest a Melbourne, Fla., man who...
Police Officer Robbed, Assaulted in Downtown Memphis
A Memphis police officer who attempted to intervene when he saw a man roughly forcing a...
53 Protesters Arrested in Cleveland Officer Acquittal Demonstrations Released
Fifty-three men and women arrested Saturday in Cleveland during protests of the acquittal...
Video: New Orleans Officer Found Shot Dead in Police Cruiser
The New Orleans Police Department says a 45-year-old Housing Authority of New Orleans...
Video: Cleveland Officer Acquitted of Charges from 2012 Car Chase Shootings
A judge ruled Saturday morning that a Cleveland police officer is not guilty of two...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine