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Patrolman Joseph O'Brien | Windsor Locks Police Department, Connecticut Windsor Locks Police Department, Connecticut

Patrolman

Joseph O'Brien

Windsor Locks Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 24, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to one year in prison

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Patrolman Joseph O'Brien was killed when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

Patrolman O'Brien was conducting an investigation at the scene of an accident when his patrol car was struck by the vehicle. Patrolman O'Brien and the driver of one of the vehicle involved in the original vehicle accident were standing outside the patrol car, between it and another car and were crushed between the cars.

A subsequent investigation reveled that the driver of the vehicle that struck Patrolman O'Brien was intoxicated. She was charged with DWI and sentenced to one year in prison.

Patrolman O'Brien was survived by his wife and five children.

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