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Patrolman Michael O'Brien

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, April 3, 1887

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Reflections for Patrolman Michael O'Brien

Rest in peace Patrolman O' Brien. A long time ago but never forgotten as a hero of the Windy City.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 30, 2019

Officer O'Brien was born on a farm at Carnanes, Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland. His parents were John and Ellen [nee Torpey] O'Brien. He had four brothers including my great grandfather, Stephen. We still remember him. We have a photograph of him dressed in his police uniform.
Ar dheis lamh Dé go raibh a anam. May his soul be at the right hand of God.

Máire O'Brien,
Great grand niece

May 25, 2018

Officer O'Brien's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-19-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 19, 2018

Patrolman O'Brien,
On today, the 130th 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

April 3, 2017

I found this page while searching for people named O'Brien in Chicago. What a lovely page. Thoughts and prayers for this man's bravery. Such a tragedy. Love, Kimberley O'Brien.

Kimberley O'Brien

December 2, 2014

I find it very interesting this officer is from the same town from which my father also came. Although it has been 126 years since his ultimate sacrifice the Chicago Police department will never forget. Thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

November 12, 2013

Michael O'Brien was born in the town land of Carnanes (Carnaun) in Kilrush, County Clare, Ireland. He was one of five brothers, the sons of John O'Brien, a farmer and his wife Ellen Torpey. Michael still has family here and he is still remembered. We still have a photograph of him in his policeman's uniform. Ar dheis lámh dé go raibh a anam dhílis - may he rest in peace.

Máire O'Brien
Great-grand niece

April 7, 2013

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

Officer 11169

April 30, 2012

It may be 124 years since your ultimate sacrifice but the passage of time does not mean you have been forgotten by the CPD. That will never happen. Thank you for your actions and service.

Detectve Thomas Downes

April 1, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the one hundred and twenty second 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

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Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 3, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe

April 9, 2008

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003). Unfortunately, I had to add the name of another friend recently. Deputy Jeffery Hewitt, Buncombe County (NC) Sheriff’s Department, E.O.W. April 4, 2004.

I want to honor all of those who gave their life in the line of duty. Although your death was many many years ago, you are still a hero.

God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti Ingle (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 9, 2004

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