Trooper Richard Francis O'Connor

Trooper Richard Francis O'Connor

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, May 8, 1956

Richard Francis O'Connor

Trooper Richard O'Connor was shot and killed when he attempted to serve a summons on a suspect at his home for driving without an operator's license.

When Trooper O'Connor knocked on the door to the suspect’s house, the suspect opened the door and shot him with a .38 caliber handgun. The trooper was able to return fire, wounding the suspect before he died.

The suspect died 19 days later from his wound.

Trooper O'Connor had been with the Oregon State Police for nine years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed by Ofc. O'Connor

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Officer O'Connor,
Sir, even though it has been 57 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Oregon. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

May 10, 2013

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