Patrolman Francis M. O'Hara

Patrolman Francis M. O'Hara

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, November 25, 1946

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Francis M. O'Hara

Patrolman Francis O'Hara and Patrolman Peter Knudsen were killed when while attempting to cut off the flow of gas to a building where a leak was reported. When Patrolman Knudsen and Francis entered the basement of the building an explosion occurred and the officers were instantly killed.

Lieutenant Charles Michie expended every effort to rescue the patrolman and exerted himself to such an extent that he collapsed amid the debris and died.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 15639

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion


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On this actual anniversary of you and your fellow officers heroic and untimely death, I'd like to reiterate my previous reflection I left for you and say that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 25, 2020

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