Night Policeman Michael O'Neal

Night Policeman Michael O'Neal

Kokomo Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, July 22, 1880

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.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 4 days
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Lynched by mob

disturbance

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Officer O'Neal, you had a tough job and did your duty when most of us would want to back away. In the four days you served you left a legacy that is still honored and remembered and always will be.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

April 18, 2017

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