Kansas Sheriff's Deputy Killed During Traffic Stop Hit-Run

Image: Master Deputy Brandon Collins
Master Deputy Brandon Collins.Johnson County Sheriff's Office

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By Elisha Fieldstadt

A Kansas sheriff’s deputy was killed in the line of duty early Sunday after his vehicle was struck by another car while he was performing a traffic stop.

The other driver fled on foot but was soon apprehended, officials said.

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Master Deputy Brandon Collins had stopped a car in Overland Park at about 1:30 a.m. when another vehicle rammed into the back of the patrol car he was sitting in, according to a statement from the Overland Park Police.

Master Deputy Brandon Collins.Johnson County Sheriff's Office

“The deputy was killed as a result of this crash,” the statement said.

The driver who crashed into the deputy’s car fled on foot, but was captured a short time later, The Kansas City Star reported. It was unclear what charges that driver will face, as the incident is under investigation.

Collins was a 20-year veteran of the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, was married and had two children, according to NBC affiliate KSHB.

Just a week before his death, Collins helped to save the life of a man whose pulse stopped after he was having breathing issues, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook at the time.