ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT & CHRONICLE JANUARY 5, 1933
Half a century is by far the greater part of the lifetime of most men, and to have served for that time in one occupation is feat worthy of remark, but Sheriff Jeremiah Collins of Wayne County has other claims to fame than merely to have lived and held public office for 50 years.
It was just 50 years ago, in January 1883, that Mr. Collins began his career at the Wayne County Jail by being appointed a turnkey. Today he is not only sheriff for the third time in Wayne County, but has gained a reputation that is nationwide as an efficient peace officer "Jerry" Collins' exploits have been many and colorful. He has shown judgment and skill in dealing with some of the most dangerous criminals. But above all, he has developed a personality that has aided in magnifying his fame.
Sheriff Collins has given Wayne County both faithful and efficient service, a fact that his fellow citizens appear to realize in re-electing him to office. But he has done even more for the cause of law enforcement at large by showing how the job is done in Wayne County.