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Officer John E. Costello | Omaha Police Department, Nebraska Omaha Police Department, Nebraska


John E. Costello

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 30, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

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Military veteran

Cause: Motorcycle crash

Incident Date: 5/22/1961

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Officer John Costello was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol. His motorcycle collided with a car at the intersection of 48th Street and Center Street.

He remained unconscious from the time of the accident until his death nine days later.

Officer Costello was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was survived by his wife and five children.

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Officer Costello,
On today, the 56th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
May 30, 2017


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