Trooper Francis R. O'Brien

Trooper Francis R. O'Brien

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, November 27, 1944

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Francis R. O'Brien

Trooper O'Brien succumbed to internal injuries sustained while rescuing a small child from a burning house. During the rescue attempt both he and the child were exposed to severe smoke. The baby died while en route to the hospital and Trooper O'Brien suffered severe damage to his lungs. He died as a result of that damage nine years later.

Trooper O'Brien had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 10 years, 1 month
  • Badge 592

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 6, 1935

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My name is Gabriel Gonzalez, a student at Mission Hills High School. Such heroism is what this country was built upon and continues to build upon. I'm not worthy of these words, but your actions deserve these next few words. SEMPER FIDELIS (All ways faithful)

Gabriel Gonzalez
Son, brother of, and futer US Marine

April 22, 2014

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