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 have always thought a street sign was an inadequate memorial for your sacrifice. Someday we will find a more fitting tribute Jim

Fred Sedillos, Sergeant, OPD, (Retired)
Oxnard Police Department

September 2, 2018

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