Patrolman John Joseph O'Connor

Patrolman John Joseph O'Connor

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, March 18, 1923

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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 taxicab when the cab driver swerved to avoid a truck and struck a curb. Patrolman O'Connor was thrown from his seat and hit 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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Patrolman O’Connor,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 27th Division-the “New York Division” in Europe fighting the Germans during World War I.


United States Border Patrol

March 18, 2023

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