Sergeant John W. O'Neil

Sergeant John W. O'Neil

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, June 7, 1944

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John W. O'Neil

Sergeant John O'Neil drowned while trying to recover a canoe that had gone over St. Anthony Falls.

Two of the three men in the canoe had also drowned.

Sergeant O'Neil had served with the Minneapolis Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and children.

Bio

  • Age 47
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Sgt. O’Neil,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Minneapolis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 7, 2019

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