Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman James J. O'Brien

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, September 16, 1928

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Reflections for Patrolman James J. O'Brien

Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

To Sally O'Brien, God Bless you and your husband and many thanks for his service as well.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 16, 2020

My husband , James Joseph O’Brien named after his grandfather, also who chose to work in the field as aLEO, patrolman at BI PD BI, IL 75-79 then as Sr SPL Agent ‘79-20 13 BNSF RR passed away 3-31-20 .
Jim now rest with his grandparents, parents and siblings at Holy Sepulchre .
Remembering always Jim’s grandfather with gratitude,
Sally, wife of James(Jim) Joseph O’Brien R.I.P.

Sally O’Brien
Wife of deceased grandson

April 14, 2020

Remembering with gratitude Jim’s grandfather

Grandson, Retired SPL AGT BNRR

January 6, 2019

Patrolman O’Brien,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 16, 2018

My husband, your namesake, James Joseph O'Brien also was a patrolman, Blue Island, Il then onto Special Agent BNSF RR Cicero, IL, Centralia, IL, Memphis, TN now retired Olive Branch, MS
Jim's dad, Joseph & his siblings grew up without a father and Jim didn't get to meet his namesake but was always proud that he had a grandfather that worked to protect & serve. I think it especially wonderful that Jim grew up & had that same desire to be in Law Enforcement.
We always visit his grandfather's grave when we go up north. RIP PATROLEMAN JAMES JOSEPH O'BRIEN

Special Agent BNSF RR ( Retired)
James Joseph O'Brien Grandson

February 23, 2016

My husband is namesake, James Joseph O'Brien also was a policeman, Blue Island, Il then went onto to be Special Agent with Burlington Northern RR., Cicero Il, Centralia IL, Memphis TN is now retired, living in Olive Branch, MS
Jim's dad, Joseph, & fm never got to know their father growing up and Jim missed on meeting his namesake. He is very honored that he was named after his grandfather and also chose to work in Law Enforcement.
We always visit your gravesite when we visit up north. RIP

Special Agent BNSF RR ( Retired)

February 23, 2016

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. You will always be remembered and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 16, 2012

Rest in Peace, Patrolman O'Brien. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

Although it has been 82 years since youe sacrifice your fellow members of the Chicago Police Department have not forgotten.

Detective Thomas Downes

September 12, 2010

Patrolman O'Brien,
Sir on today, the 81st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.



September 16, 2009

Patrolman O'Brien thank you for your service. You are remembered by the City you served and with the Officers who have followed in your footsteps. We will keep the watch that you may rest in honored glory.

July 5, 2005

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