Patrolman William P. O'Neil

Patrolman William P. O'Neil

Rochester Police Department, New York

End of Watch Monday, December 31, 1888

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William P. O'Neil

Patrolman William O'Neil was shot and killed by a suspect he had just arrested.

Patrolman O'Neil arrested the man for neglecting to support his family and was taking the suspect to Police Headquarters. The suspect broke away from Patrolman O'Neil, drew a gun and shot and killed him.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 208

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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I said a little prayer today for Patrolman O'Neil and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

December 5, 2015

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