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Patrolman William P. O'Neil | Rochester Police Department, New York Rochester Police Department, New York


William P. O'Neil

Rochester Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, December 31, 1888

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # 208

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman William O'Neil was shot and killed by a suspect he had just arrested.

Patrolman O'Neil arrested the man for neglecting to support his family and was taking the suspect to Police Headquarters. The suspect broke away from Patrolman O'Neil, drew a gun and shot and killed him.

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

Robyn Wilkes
December 5, 2015


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