Patrolman John Joseph O'Connor

Patrolman John Joseph O'Connor

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 18, 1923

John Joseph O'Connor

Patrolman John O'Connor was killed when the vehicle he was riding in was involved in an accident.

Patrolman O'Connor had taken an intoxicated man home and was riding back to his post in a taxi cab when the cab driver swerved to avoid a truck and struck a curb. Patrolman O'Connor was thrown from his seat and struck his head, fracturing his skull.

The taxi driver brought Patrolman O'Connor to Mount Sinai Hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Patrolman O'Connor had previously served with the United States Army Twenty-Seventh Division in World War I. He was survived by his parents.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 18, 2010

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