Patrolman Bryan L. O'Donnell

Patrolman Bryan L. O'Donnell

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, June 11, 1916

Add to My Heroes

Bryan L. O'Donnell

Patrolman Bryan O'Donnell died from injuries he sustained when he fell from a fence while chasing several suspects.

Patrolman O'Donnell was manning a police booth at 74th Street in Brooklyn, near Bay Ridge High School. The school janitor notified him that several men were causing a disturbance and gain admittance to a dance being held at the High School. Patrolman O'Donnell responded to the school and located the subjects. The subjects fled on foot, and Patrolman O'Donnell chased. Patrolman O'Donnell climbed a fence in his attempt to apprehend the subject, but lost his footing and fell approximately twelve feet onto the pavement. He fractured his skull and died from the injury.

Patrolman O'Donnell served with the New York City Police Department for seven years. He was assigned to the 171st Precinct, the present day 66th Precinct.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 7 years, 8 months
  • Badge 8598

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

Most Recent Reflection

View all 6 Reflections

Know that time will never erase the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace.

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

June 11, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.