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Michael Collazo biography: 10 things about Nashville, Tennessee cop, US Marine Corps veteran

Michael Collazo is a police officer from Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

  1. He was born and raised in Nashville.
  2. Right out of high school, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps.
  3. He worked as a firefighter before he became a police officer.
  4. He has one daughter.
  5. He is 9 years younger than his sister Deanna Collazo DeHart.
  6. He is 4 years older than his fellow Metropolitan Nashville Police Department officer Rex Engelbert.
  7. In 2013, he joined the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department. He trained as a paramedic with the special weapons and tactics (SWAT) team.
  8. On December 25, 2020, he was one of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department officers who responded to the street in Nashville where Anthony Quinn Warner detonated a recreational vehicle bomb. After the bombing, he and Nashville Fire Department captain Nathan Crawford recovered U.S. Army veteran Geoffrey Lee’s tattered U.S. flag in the rubble of Sandy Lee‘s Simply the Best $10 Boutique in Nashville.
  9. On March 27, 2023, he, Engelbert and three other police officers responded to The Covenant School, a Christian school in Nashville, where Audrey Elizabeth Hale fatally shot six people. He and Engelbert fatally shot Hale inside the school.
  10. He was 31 years old when 46th U.S. president Joe Biden talked to him, Engelbert and Metropolitan Nashville Police Department chief John Drake separately on March 28, 2023.

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