Cypress, TX - Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Collins was found dead in his home on Wednesday.
The incident occurred on Wednesday just after 10 PM when Deputy Collins' daughter Sade Collins tried to call her father but he wasn't answering his phone. She said that she went to his residence in the 20000 block of Sunshine Lane to check on him, and found him unresponsive inside.
She said that she called 911, and deputies and EMS responded. Deputy Collins was pronounced dead by EMS at the scene. Deputies who responded to the scene said that they called the Houston Fire Department after 'smelling a gas odor in the area', according to CW39.
Sade Collins is not convinced that her father's death was an accident. She said, "Our house was torn up. Somebody did something and somebody knows something," according to ABC13. She said that chairs were "flipped over", and that "clothes and shoe boxes were strewn about the home."
Deputy Collier was a 26-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office, and was assigned to the Justice Management Bureau Court Division.
The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office and the Harris County Sheriff's Office are conducting the investigation.
"The incident is still under review, but no foul play is suspected at this time," the Sheriff said.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Michael Collins, both blood and blue. Godspeed, sir, we will take the watch from here. Thank you for your service.