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Patrolman Patrick Joseph O'Connor | New York City Police Department, New York New York City Police Department, New York

Patrolman

Patrick Joseph O'Connor

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, November 24, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 10 years

Badge # 9270

Cause: Automobile accident

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Patrolman O'Connor was killed when his Emergency Services Vehicle was struck by a truck.

Patrolman O'Connor and his partner were returning to the Emergency Service base in Manhattan after completing an assignment in Brooklyn. They observed motorist attempting to change a tire in the rain along the Gowanus Expressway. Patrolman O'Connor and his partner stopped to assist the motorist. They helped fix the flat tire and than returned to his vehicle when their vehicle was struck in the rear by an oil truck. Patrolman O'Connor was killed in the collision.

Patrolman O'Connor had served with the New York City Police Department for 10 years and was assigned to the Emergency Service Unit. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman O'Connor and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
November 19, 2015

 

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