Deputy Sheriff Joseph M. O'Connor

Deputy Sheriff Joseph M. O'Connor

Spokane County Sheriff's Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, August 13, 1961

Joseph M. O'Connor

Deputy Joseph O'Connor was struck and killed by a drunk driver while directing traffic three miles east of Spokane at 0430 hours. The drunk driver entered the accident scene at a high rate of speed and struck Deputy O'Connor, throwing him 300 feet and killing him instantly. The suspect was apprehended and convicted of negligent homicide.

Deputy O'Connor had served with the agency for 1 year. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Guilty of negligent homicide

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Another officer has joined you, Dad. Two more children that won't get to know their Dad. He was from Coeur D'Alene, ID. The whole community has come together and that community stretches the border.
I miss you all the time. I love you.

Juliana O'Connor
daughter

May 8, 2015

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