Police Officer Sidney A. O'Connor

Police Officer Sidney A. O'Connor

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, January 17, 1956

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Sidney A. O'Connor

Officer O'Connor was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a robbery at a local bar. When they arrived at Piccadilly Bar on the 5700 block of Cass Avenue, they were informed the suspect was inside. They entered the building and observed four men standing at the bar. One of the men, a prison parolee, suddenly turned and opened fire, striking Officer O'Connor. Both officers returned fire and killed the suspect.

Officer O'Connor had served with the Detroit Police Department for 3 years. He was posthumously awarded the department's Medal of Valor.

Officer O'Connor was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 771

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Dear Sid, my Father worked with you on the Detroit Police Department. His name was Joe Geromette. He loved you as a person and as a fellow officer. He talked about you throughout his entire life. I hope you and my dad are in heaven and are together again having fun. You are a true hero. RIP

David Geromette

March 17, 2017

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