Patrolman Patrick M. O'Brien

Patrolman Patrick M. O'Brien

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, August 3, 1881

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Patrick M. O'Brien

Officer Patrick O'Brien was shot and mortally wounded and another officer was seriously wounded as they assisted in the arrest of a man who shot at a citizen. The shooter barricaded himself inside his home at 42 Rebecca Street. After Officer O'Brien demanded entry, the assailant opened fire with a revolver through a crack in the door, wounding both officers. Officer O'Brien died two days later. Other officers returned fire seriously wounding the suspect.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, August 1, 1881
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Officer O'Brien's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-9-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 9, 2018

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