Deputy Sheriff Richard O'Brien, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Richard O'Brien, Jr.

Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Court Services, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, May 3, 2020

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Richard O'Brien, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Richard O'Brien died after contracting COVID-19 during an outbreak among inmates and correctional staff at the Cook County Jail at 2650 S. California Avenue in Chicago.

Deputy O'Brien had served with the Cook County Sheriff's Office - Department of Court Services for 25 years and was assigned to the Skokie Civil Process Unit. He is survived by his wife and three children.

In early 2020, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the country contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic due to requirements of their job. Many of these first responders died as a result of COVID-19.

Bio

  • Age 53
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 10483

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Monday, April 6, 2020

communicable disease, COVID-19

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Thank you Deputy O'Brien, Jr. for your hard work and dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Illinois. You are a true American HERO. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

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Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

July 4, 2020

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