Deputy Collins’ highway memorial to be relocated - KCTV5

Deputy Collins’ highway memorial to be relocated

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A photo of the memorial created for Master Deputy Collins. (KDOT) A photo of the memorial created for Master Deputy Collins. (KDOT)
OVERLAND PARK, KS (KCTV) -

A memorial made for Deputy Collins along the highway will be relocated this weekend to a slightly different location.

The memorial is currently in Overland Park on the Kansas Department of Transportation's right-of-way along US-69, near 143rd Street.

On Thursday morning, staff with the KDOT met with those who made the memorial for Master Deputy Collins.

During the discussion, everyone agreed that the memorial will move to the KDOT right-of-way fence line along the same highway, which is in the same general area. KDOT will then move the fence to surround the memorial.

Public access to the memorial will be allowed via the public trail system nearby, which is west of Robinson Street.

Those who built the memorial will move it to its new location along the fence line on Saturday. On Monday, KDOT will move the fence to surround it. The memorial will be accessible via the trail by Monday night.

In their statement, KDOT said, “Our thoughts continue to be with the family and friends of Johnson County Master Deputy Brandon Collins and the entire Johnson County Sheriff’s Office family.”

In related news, Price Chopper announced on Friday that it's customers have raised $33,377 in Collins' memory. Price Chopper said 100 percent of the donations will go toward a memorial fund to support his family. 

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