Highland Village, TX, Fire Chief Resigns after Arrest for Solicitation

June 19, 2024
The veteran Texas fire official also was charged with resisting arrest after he allegedly fought being handcuffed.

A Texas fire chief has resigned after being arrested in a prostitution sting.

Highland Village Fire Chief Jason Collier arranged to pay $120 for a sex act and arrived at a motel to collect. But, when he was met by deputies, he tried to run after saying: "Wait," KDFW reported.

He was tackled a short distance away and resisted being handcuffed.

He was charged with solicitation for prostitution and resisting arrest. After being placed on paid leave, he resigned the next day.

Collier was hired by Highland Village in 2008 to serve as the city’s first assistant fire chief and was promoted to chief in 2022. Previously he was at Allen, University Park, and Lake Cities fire departments. 

For the last 13 years, Collier has served on the Texas Commission on Fire Protection’s Firefighter Advisory Committee. He resigned from that position as well.


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