Ithaca police remember and honor Officer Colin

The Ithaca Police Department is in mourning.

This week, officers are remembering and honoring Colin Hayward Toland, better known in central New York as "Officer Colin."

“He is one of us. He is one of our own and he’s a sworn honorary police officer," said Ithaca Police Chief Pete Tyler.

Colin, who passed away on Saturday, was the youngest officer on the Ithaca police force.

The brain tumor he battled was something most adults would find difficult to handle.

However, Chief Tyler said he did it with grace.

“Here is a young child that is battling something that most of us can’t comprehend, and he did it with such a poise and a strength that you couldn’t help but be affected by it," Tyler said.

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