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 succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier when he 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.

Officer O'Brien served with the Chicago Police Department for five and a half years.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years, 7 months
  • Badge 188

Incident Details

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

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No passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 3, 2020

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