Trooper Patrick F. O'Hara

Trooper Patrick F. O'Hara

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Friday, February 22, 1952

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Patrick F. O'Hara

Trooper Patrick O'Hara was accidentally shot and killed with a New York State Police 30-30 rifle. After assisting in the capture of three escaped prisoners he was sitting in the front seat of a vehicle being used to transport one of the prisoners.

The rifle on the lap of the trooper sitting behind Trooper O'Hara accidentally discharged, and the round went through the back of the front seat and struck Trooper O'Hara, killing him.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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As your EOW anniversary approaches we once again give poise to reflect on the life of Trooper Patrick F. O'Hara. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

February 11, 2021

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