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James Collins

James Collins came from Lisheen, Carrigaholt, County Clare.

He married Philomena Brody from Currakyle and they reared a family of 9 in Sunset Park.

One of their sons, Michael joined the New York City Police Department in 1981 and was assigned to patrol the streets of Brooklyn. He quickly rose through the ranks and was designated Commanding Officer of the Manhattan South Task Force in 1995.  In 2001, he was promoted to Deputy Chief.  He has a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and attended the Police Management Institute of Columbia University.  

He is active in various organisations and was appointed as an Aide to the Grand Marshal of the Bay Ridge Saint Patrick's Day Parade.  In 2002, he was honoured as the Grand Brehon of the Great Irish Fair in Coney Island.  He has two sons Michael Collins and James Collins.

Location in USA: 
Sunset Park