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Sergeant Jeremiah O'Connor | St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

Sergeant

Jeremiah O'Connor

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, December 27, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: 37 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 12/26/1931

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Arrested

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Sergeant O'Connor and Officer George Moran succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile crash on December 26th, 1931.

Their patrol car was struck by a truck at the intersection of Robert Avenue and Michigan Avenue and pushed into a streetcar that was picking up passengers. The patrol car burst into flames as bystanders attempted to rescue the officers. Both officers were transported to a local hospital in serious condition.

The driver of the car that caused the collision was placed under arrest for being intoxicated.

Sergeant O'Connor had served with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for 37 years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.

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Police Officer George Moran
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri
End of Watch: Thursday, December 31, 1931
Cause: Vehicular assault

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 80th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 27, 2011

 

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