Police Officer Dennis Lee O'Bradovich

Police Officer Dennis Lee O'Bradovich

Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, August 17, 1975

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Dennis Lee O'Bradovich

Officer Dennis Obradovich was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend four armed suspects who were robbing a lounge. He was off-duty when the four men entered and announced a holdup. When he identified himself and attempted to take action he was shot. As the suspects fled they shot him several more times as he laid on the floor.

All four suspects, 18, 19, 21, and 22, were convicted of first degree murder, armed robbery, and sentenced to life plus 60 years on February 11, 1976. On May 6, 1977, the 18, and 21-year-old escaped from Green Bay Prison. The youngest was apprehended in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1978. He attempted to escape again on August 16, 2000, but was caught before he could get out. The other was apprehended in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1980. The 18 and 19-year-old suspects were paroled in May of 2006. The other two suspects, were still in prison on October 16, 2022, with no chance of parole.

Officer Obradovich had been employed with the Milwaukee Police Department for a little over six years and is survived by his parents.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace always knowing that your memory, service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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