Deputy Sheriff Terry Thomas O'Connell

Deputy Sheriff Terry Thomas O'Connell

Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, April 5, 1978

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Terry Thomas O'Connell

Deputy O'Connell was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop on Highway 30. The driver of the vehicle suddenly produced a handgun and shot him. The suspect was apprehended after a long manhunt and sentenced to life in prison.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

traffic stop

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It's been 44 years since we saw you last, Terry, about 3 months before you were murdered. God Bless You, and we hope that God is taking good care of you in Heaven.
Hopefully, when we pass, we'll see you again in Heaven.

Dave and Sharon
Sister and Brother In Law

April 22, 2022

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