Officer John E. Costello

Officer John E. Costello

Omaha Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Tuesday, May 30, 1961

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John E. Costello

Officer John Costello was killed in a motorcycle accident while on patrol. His motorcycle collided with a car at the intersection of 48th Street and Center Street.

He remained unconscious from the time of the accident until his death nine days later.

Officer Costello was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Monday, May 22, 1961

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Officer Costello,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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May 30, 2021

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