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Police Officer Edward O'Brien | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Edward O'Brien

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Monday, October 30, 1916

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Age: 52

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by streetcar

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Officer O'Brien was killed when the patrol car he was riding in was struck by a streetcar. He had arrested a suspect for begging and a patrol car came to take him and prisoner to the station. As they crossed the track on 10th Street the streetcar failed to stop at the crossing and struck the vehicle. Officer O'Brien was thrown from the car and struck his head on a wall.
Officer O'Brien had been with the agency for 17 years and was survived by his wife and seven children.

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One hundred years ago today, Edward O'Brien gave his life in the pursuit of his law enforcement duties. Today, October 30, 2016 Deputy Dan Glaze gave his life. We are grateful to the century of law enforcement these two fine men represent. And we pray that on October 30, 2116, there will be no officers commemorated here on Officer O'Brien's second centennial anniversary.

Stan Jefferson
October 30, 2016


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