Desk Sergeant Timothy S. O'Connell

Desk Sergeant Timothy S. O'Connell

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, May 3, 1900

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Timothy S. O'Connell

Sergeant Timothy O'Connell was shot and killed by an armed robber.

As Sergeant O'Connell walked to his car to return home at the end of his shift, he was confronted by an armed robber. As Sergeant O'Connell drew his service revolver, the offender fired a shot and fled. Sergeant O'Connell died as a result of his injuries.

A suspect was apprehended, tried, and acquitted. The suspect's attorney had an alibi the jury excepted.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 266

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Sergeant O'Connell's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 4-2-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

April 2, 2018

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