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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Thank you for your service and always know that your heroic sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

November 27, 2020

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