Ann remembered in President Bush's
remarks at Peace Officer's Memorial Service May 15,
Memorial statue dedicated April 15, 2006
Mary Ann Collura Memorial Scholarship Information
Mary Ann Collura Challenge Coin Information
July 1, 2010....The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin
, which is published monthly by the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, honors Police
Officer Mary Ann Collura in its July 2010 issue.
The Fair Lawn Police Department sadly announces the line of duty death
of Officer Mary Ann Collura on April 17, 2003. Officer Collura was fatally shot by
a suspect she was trying to arrest.
Collura, 43, was an 18 year veteran of the Fair Lawn Police Department,
beginning her career on January 2, 1985. Prior to her appointment
to the police department, Officer Collura spent three years as a
volunteer with the Fair Lawn Police Reserves.
Collura was born in New York City. She was a graduate of Fair Lawn
High School and had attended William Patterson College. She was a
life-long resident of Fair Lawn and Fair Lawn's first female police
officer. Being a police officer was her life's dream.
Collura was a certified NJ Police Training Commission instructor and had
served as one of the department's firearms officers and armorer.
She was also certified as a Police Carbine Instructor. She had
been a member of the Bergen County Rapid Deployment Force for 5
years. She was a Delegate to the New Jersey State P.B.A.
Collura had received numerous awards including a departmental
Meritorious Service Award and the Hackensack University Medical Center
EMS Excellence Award for saving a life with a defibrillator. She
had received numerous commendation letters from the community for her prompt, courteous,
and thoughtful service.
In 1999, it
was Officer Collura's suggestion that the elementary school children be
given glowing light sticks to wear at night when
trick-or-treating. Her project has been repeated every year
Officer Collura is
survived by her mother, Helen, her brother Paul, and her sisters Patricia
Snyder and Linda Hughes.
Ann Collura was a well-respected and well-loved member of the Fair Lawn
Police Department. She will be sadly
Officer Mary Ann Collura Memorial Scholarship has been started. Click
Officer Mary Ann Collura's name is engraved on the National Law
Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington, DC (Panel 28, W-24)
Enforcement has lost another hero, may she rest in peace.