Night Policeman Michael O'Neal

Night Policeman Michael O'Neal

Kokomo Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, July 22, 1880

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Michael O'Neal

Policeman Michael O'Neal was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance at a local saloon. As he spoke with one of the parties involved the man suddenly produced a pistol and fatally shot him.

The suspect was lynched by an angry mob the following day.

Policeman O'Neal had served with the agency for only four days.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Lynched by mob


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Officer O'Neal on this 140th anniversary of your untimely departure we say thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always sir.

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

July 22, 2020

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