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Patrolman William O'Brien | Rochester Police Department, New York Rochester Police Department, New York


William O'Brien

Rochester Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, May 2, 1919

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/2/1919

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Executed in 1920

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Patrolman William O'Brien was shot and killed while investigating a burglary.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman O'Brien's murder, sentenced to death, and executed on July 29, 1920.

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Patrolman O'Brien,
Sir, even though it has been 94 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rochester.


U.S. Border Patrol
May 10, 2013


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