Patrolman Joseph O'Brien

Patrolman Joseph O'Brien

Windsor Locks Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Tuesday, December 24, 1968

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Joseph O'Brien

Patrolman Joseph O'Brien was killed when his patrol car was struck by a vehicle being operated by an intoxicated driver.

Patrolman O'Brien was conducting an investigation at the scene of an accident when his patrol car was struck by the vehicle. Patrolman O'Brien and the driver of one of the vehicle involved in the original vehicle accident were standing outside the patrol car, between it and another car and were crushed between the cars.

A subsequent investigation reveled that the driver of the vehicle that struck Patrolman O'Brien was intoxicated. She was charged with DWI and sentenced to one year in prison.

Patrolman O'Brien was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to one year in prison

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Patrolman O’Brien,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Windsor Locks. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 24, 2018

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