On April 20, 1969, Officer Collard was assigned to the Traffic Division and working day shift on a police motorcycle. He and Traffic Officer Allen Davidson overheard a radio call of a boat in trouble in the water in front of the Monterey Beach Hotel. They were relatively close and they elected to respond. Upon arrival they found a boat had overturned in the water and there were several people needing immediate assistance in the water. Officer Collard and Officer Davidson took off their gun belts and other safety equipment and fearlessly dove into the water to rescue the victims. Tragically Officer Collard drowned. Officer Collard was the first Monterey Police Officer to die in the line of duty.
Sergeant Lansing died in an automobile accident while returning from a required shoot on Tuesday, ay 4, 1971. He was returning to the Monterey Police Department when his pickup truck collided with a two and a half ton Army truck. Lansing was authorized to use his private vehicle and was on duty and in uniform at the time of the accident. Sergeant Lansing was killed immediately.
Sergeant Douglas Charles Holley, 49, passed away on Friday, October, 27, 2017 beside his beloved wife and mother after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Santa Cruz, CA and was raised in the bay area . Doug was a collegiate wrestler who attended Cal State Bakersfield and graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. Doug was a Detective Sergeant and SWAT team leader with the Stockton Police Department for over 18 years. His most important goals were a successful mission and getting every last officer home safe to their families. After his youngest son graduated high-school, he relocated with his wife Terri to the coast where they had married years before. He immediately started working for Monterey Police Department, and was quickly promoted to Sergeant. Doug lived as an example to many. Sergeant Douglas is survived by his beloved wife Terri and sons Chad Holley, and Jacob, his mother Darcy Holley, father Daniel Holley, his brother David, his sister Jessica and two grandchildren Alex and Mamie Grace.
Amy Rogers Allen, 40, of Salinas lost her battle with cancer at 4:56 a.m. on April, 4, 2016, in her home surrounded by her loved ones. Amy, mother of three and veteran police officer of the Monterey Police Department did not want her legacy to be her disease, but instead her love for life including her family, friends and the community. Amy was survived by her husband and children.