Sheriff Frank Denning of the Johnson County Sheriff Department in Kansas sadly reports the death of Master Deputy Sheriff Brandon Collins.

Deputy Collins, 45, died as a result of injuries he sustained in a vehicle crash. Deputy Collins was conducting a traffic stop and had just re-entered his patrol vehicle after contacting the driver he had stopped. A pickup truck being driven by a suspected intoxicated driver, slammed into the rear of his patrol unit at a high rate of speed causing the patrol unit to burst into flames.

The driver of the pickup truck fled the scene on foot. Officers responding to the scene used K-9 tracking dogs to locate the suspect driver and he was taken into custody a short time later.

Deputy Collins served the Johnson County Sheriff Department for just under twenty one years. He served in many capacities including Jail Detention, Detective Bureau, Narcotic Unit and the Uniform Patrol Division. The evening prior to his shift he had celebrated one of his daughter’s fourth birthday. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

Master Deputy Sheriff Brandon Collins-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Sunday, September 11, 2016.

Additional details can be found here:

https://www.odmp.org/officer/22959-master-deputy-sheriff-brandon-collins

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article101208067.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kansas-sheriff-s-deputy-killed-during-traffic-stop-hit-run-n646436

http://www.kake.com/story/33067266/johnson-county-sheriffs-deputy-killed-at-traffic-stop

http://www.kansas.com/news/state/article101210342.html

http://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/joco-deputy-hit-killed-working-vehicle-stop