Santee Sheriff's Deputy while trying to stop a drunk driver going the wrong-way on SR-52 more than two years ago in Santee, making the ultimate sacrifice to keep other drivers safe.
A new display case honoring the fallen Deputy is featured in the lobby of the , and was installed in a recent dedication ceremony.
Collier was in a ceremony that inducted his photo on a wall in the William B. Kolender Sheriff's Museum that honors fallen deputies.
Witnesses to the 2010 accident testified that they saw a sedan going the wrong way on westbound at 3:15 a.m. It was foggy and the roads were wet that morning. One woman testified that she saw the headlights coming the wrong way, pulled over, saw the Deputy's car with flashing emergency lights chase after it, and then saw it crash and burst into flames.
Collier -- who was engaged to be married -- died after being flown to a hospital.
Jose Lopez Jasso pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter and other charges in the Feb. 28, 2010 death of Deputy Ken Collier, who was in pursuit of Jasso. to more than eleven years in prison for the incident.