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New Hero Search Porter C. Collins - Oct. 19, 1954 (17244)

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Alleghany County Sheriff's Office Agency Patch
Resided: NC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Oct. 19, 1954
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 63 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Alleghany County Sheriff's Office
NC   USA
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Sheriff
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 3 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NC   USA   Tue. Oct. 19, 1954
Summary: Sheriff Collins was shot and killed while serving a warrant on a man who had failed to appear on a drunk driving charge. He allowed the suspect to go back into his home to get more clothing. He returned with a shotgun and shot Sheriff Collins once at close range killing him instantly.

The suspect fled into the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. He was captured the next day when officers found him hiding in the attic of a cabin near Lowgap.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on February 1, 1955. He was paroled December 10, 1981.

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