McAlister's general manager Jeff Hylton said it was important for him to support Collins' family, as Hylton has built relationships with many local officers who visit the deli. Hylton's father is also a retired police officer.
On July 27, Collins' daughter found him dead in his Harris County home.
The sheriff's office said there was a gas leak at the home. The fire marshal is investigating, but Collins' daughter believed something was not right.
"Our house was torn up. Somebody did something and somebody knows something," she said.
Collins had worked for the Harris County Sheriff's Office since 1991.
ORIGINAL REPORT: Harris County Sheriff's deputy found dead in home
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