Tribute to Master Deputy Brandon Collins
Congressman Kevin Yoder
Congressional Record, 114th Congress
12 September 2016
(Mr. YODER asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
Mr. YODER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today truly saddened. I rise to speak the name of a slain police officer in our community for the third time in just a few short months. Johnson County Sheriff Master Deputy Brandon Collins was hit by a car while making a traffic stop early Sunday morning and tragically killed.
He leaves behind his wife and two daughters, who are suffering an unimaginable loss. Deputy Collins was only 44 years old and was just about to celebrate his 21st year with his department serving our community.
Brooke and I want to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. You are all, and will remain, in our thoughts and prayers.
As we mourn with our entire community, Deputy Collins' death is a devastating reminder, especially in light of yesterday being the 15th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, that our first responders risk their lives all the time to protect us and keep us safe. We owe them a debt of gratitude we will never be able to repay.
Mr. Speaker, may God bless Deputy Collins, and may he rest in peace.
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