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


John Joseph O'Connor

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Sunday, March 18, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

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Patrolman John O'Connor was killed when the vehicle he was riding in was involved in an accident.

Patrolman O'Connor had just taken an intoxicated man home and was riding back to his post in a taxi cab, when the cab driver swerved to avoid a truck and struck a curb. Patrolman O'Connor was thrown from his seat and struck his head, fracturing his skull.

The taxi driver brought Patrolman O'Connor to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Patrolman O'Connor had previously served with the United States Army Twenty-Seventh Division in World War I. He was survived by his parents.

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 18, 2010


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