In Memory Of
Ventura County Sheriff's Department, CA
End of watch: 1975-10-25
Aircraft: Bell 47
Sergeant Collins, 35, died when the helicopter he was flying crashed in the Santa Clara Riverbed. Tom started the helicopter unit for the sheriff's department in 1971. Prior to working for the department, he flew helicopters for the Navy. As a Naval Lieutenant, Tom was the youngest commissioned officer at that time.
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