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Patrolman John O'Connell | Louisville Police Department, Kentucky Louisville Police Department, Kentucky


John O'Connell

Louisville Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, July 8, 1869

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Age: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Patrolman John O'Connell was accidentally shot and killed by other officers who mistook him for a burglary suspect.

Patrolman O'Connell and two other officers stopped to talk with a female friend. Two of the officers jokingly attempted to grab Patrolman O'Connell under the arms.

Laughing, Patrolman O'Connell broke away and started to run. The two officers yelled "stop, thief" as he did so. Three other officers who were nearby, who did not know Patrolman O'Connell was a policeman, opened fire, striking him in the back.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
July 15, 2015


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