Trooper Sean Michael O'Connell, Jr.

Trooper Sean Michael O'Connell, Jr.

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Friday, May 31, 2013

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Sean Michael O'Connell, Jr.

Trooper Sean O'Connell was killed when his motorcycle was struck by another vehicle as he controlled traffic in Conway, Washington.

He was struck near the intersection of Fir Island Road and Main Street and knocked to the ground at approximately 5:45 pm. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper O'Connell was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Washington State Patrol for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge 1076
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Having crossed the Trooper Sean M. O'Connell bridge in Skagit County, Washington countless times, it felt appropriate to pay my respects. My recent life experiences have led me to have a deeper and greater appreciation for law enforcement, and though I have no memory of the event in which you were killed, I acknowledge all of your service (including the Navy) as well as the positivity you have put forth to help all of us in our life journey as human beings from the life lessons you teach from your very existence on this planet. Condolences to your family. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.

Fair Winds and Following Seas

Eric C. Johnson
U.S. Navy Veteran

August 22, 2019

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