Night Policeman Timothy O'Brien

Night Policeman Timothy O'Brien

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Monday, October 2, 1893

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Timothy O'Brien

Night Policeman Tim O'Brien was shot and killed by two tramps he attempted to arrest when they jumped from a freight train as it stopped in Mason City, Iowa.

One of the subjects managed to grab Policeman O'Brien's revolver and shot him. Both men were apprehended.

Policeman O'Brien was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Iowa
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Apprehended


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RIP Sir. We will never forget those who sacrificed their life trying to protect the citizens of their community.

V.K.Mary, 911 Communications Officer, Harris County Sheriffs Office, Houston, in the Great State of Texas

December 9, 2019

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