Deputy Sheriff Richard William O'Brien, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff Richard William 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 William 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.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.

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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Deputy Sheriff O'Brien,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 11, 2020

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