Sergeant John W. O'Neil

Sergeant John W. O'Neil

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, June 7, 1944

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John W. O'Neil

Sergeant John O'Neil drowned while trying to recover a canoe that had gone over St. Anthony Falls.

Two of the three men in the canoe had also drowned.

Sergeant O'Neil had served with the Minneapolis Police Department for 21 years. He was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Sgt. O'Neil, You are not forgotten by the men and women of Massachusetts law enforcement. RIP

Michael Kane
Retired Detective, Boston Police Dept.

June 7, 2024

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