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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

Incident Date: 12/31/1888

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: 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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Patrolman O'Neil,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rochester.


United States Bordef Patrol
December 31, 2013


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