Detective James Edward O'Brien

Detective James Edward O'Brien

Oxnard Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, December 2, 1993

James Edward O'Brien

Detective James O'Brien was shot and killed by a man who had shot seven people, killing three of them, during a shooting spree at an unemployment office.

Officer O'Brien was shot with a hunting rifle as he pursued the man near Olivas Park Drive and Victoria Avenue, in Ventura.

Officer O'Brien had served with the Oxnard Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, son, mother, brother, and three sisters.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Not available

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I often pass the sign erected by your comrades on Victoria, returning from Channel Islands Harbor. Thank you for your service.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)

May 29, 2018

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