Police Officer Edward O'Brien

Police Officer Edward O'Brien

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, October 30, 1916

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Edward O'Brien

Police Officer Edward O'Brien was killed when the patrol car he was riding in was struck by a streetcar at the intersection of 10th Street and Carr Street.

He had arrested a suspect for begging and a patrol car came to take him and the prisoner to the station. As they crossed the tracks on 10th Street the streetcar failed to stop at the crossing and struck the vehicle. Officer O'Brien was thrown from the car and struck his head on a wall.

Officer O'Brien had been with the agency for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar


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One hundred years ago today, Edward O'Brien gave his life in the pursuit of his law enforcement duties. Today, October 30, 2016 Deputy Dan Glaze gave his life. We are grateful to the century of law enforcement these two fine men represent. And we pray that on October 30, 2116, there will be no officers commemorated here on Officer O'Brien's second centennial anniversary.

Stan Jefferson

October 30, 2016

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