08/24/2010

Customs agent's body found off Alaska road

Officer Collins served with the Office of Field Operations for eight years and is survived by his wife and two sons

By PoliceOne Staff

PORT OF EAGLE, Alaska — Officer Charles Collins was killed in an automobile accident in Alaska while traveling between the Port of Eagle and the Poker Creek point of entry. He was driving on the Taylor Highway when his vehicle left the roadway.

His department vehicle went down a 200-foot embankment and landed in a rain-swollen creek. A passerby who saw tracks down the embankment notified Alaska State Troopers, who started a massive search along with other state and federal agencies.

Officer Collins' body was recovered on August 15th.

Officer Collins had served with the Office of Field Operations for eight years. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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