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Police Officer James M. O'Connor | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

James M. O'Connor

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Saturday, September 16, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 1 year, 4 months

Badge # 4573

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer James M. O'Connor was shot and killed during a traffic stop. He was off duty when he observed two men snatch a woman's purse and flee the area in a vehicle.

Officer O'Connor pursued the vehicle and asked citizens to call the police. When the vehicle stopped, the driver exited and fired on Officer O'Connor.

During an exchange of gunfire, both Officer O'Connor and the assailant were fatally wounded.

Officer James O'Connor is a 17-month veteran of the Chicago Police Department.

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