Police Officer John J. O'Brien

Police Officer John J. O'Brien

St. Paul Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, April 16, 1981

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John J. O'Brien

Police Officer John O'Brien was killed when a vehicle that was driving recklessly and fleeing other officers struck his patrol car driving 50 mph at Forest and Geranium Avenues.

The impact caused Officer O'Brien's vehicle to roll over and strike a house. Officer O'Brien's partner was critically injured. Two teenagers in the other car were killed and one was severely injured.

Officer O'Brien had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his expectant wife, two children. He was also survived by two brothers who were also officers on the department.

Bio

  • Age 37
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Rest in peace Officer O'Brien.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 17, 2019

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