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Police Officer Sidney A. O'Connor | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Sidney A. O'Connor

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 17, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 771

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer O'Connor was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a robbery at a local bar. When they arrived at the scene they were informed the suspect was inside. They entered the building and observed four men standing at the bar. One of the men suddenly turned and opened fire, striking Officer O'Connor. Both officers returned fire and killed the suspect.

Officer O'Connor had served with the Detroit Police Department for 3 years.

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Dear Sid, my Father worked with you on the Detroit Police Department. His name was Joe Geromette. He loved you as a person and as a fellow officer. He talked about you throughout his entire life. I hope you and my dad are in heaven and are together again having fun. You are a true hero. RIP

David Geromette
March 17, 2017

 

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