Patrolman Patrick M. O'Brien

Patrolman Patrick M. O'Brien

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, August 3, 1881

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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Patrolman O'Brien,
On today, the 135th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 3, 2016

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