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Trooper Sean Michael O'Connell, Jr. | Washington State Patrol, Washington Washington State Patrol, Washington

Trooper

Sean Michael O'Connell, Jr.

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch: Friday, May 31, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 15 years

Badge # 1076

Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Trooper Sean O'Connell was killed when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle as he controlled traffic in Conway, Washington.

He was struck near the intersection of Fir Island Road and Main Street and knocked to the ground at approximately 5:45 pm. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper O'Connell was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Washington State Patrol for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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To Sean's family, friends and co-workers, Sean and I went to middle and high school together in New York. He was my neighbor and best friend. We lost touch of one another after I moved away in 1989. We rode dirt bikes together almost everyday!!! Last night I decided to look up Sean, to see if I could reconnect with him and to my horror and disbelief I learned that he was killed in the line of duty.
"Sean man" we were so much alike as kids and as adults it was amazing to know that we took the same path in life and became LEOs.
May the Lord bless you and your family! May the lord keep you in the light of his face!! RIP my brother!!

Lieutenant Joe Casola
Citrus County Sheriff's Office (Florida)
September 4, 2017

 

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