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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 8, 2015

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