Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Michael W. O'Brien

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, November 11, 1885

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Reflections for Patrolman Michael W. O'Brien

On this day in 1885, my great grandfather's 22-year-old brother was walking his beat as a rookie patrolman when he heard shots fired. He bravely ran toward the gunfire to investigate and protect others in the area. That call to duty ultimately cost him his life. 128 years ago today, a very young police officer lay dying on the corner of Adams and Halsted. He was not killed instantly, for he was able to get to an alarm box back out on the street before he collapsed, per the Tribune account. After a priest and doctor were summoned to the scene, he was reportedly taken to his parent's home where he died about an hour after being shot. Today is his day of remembrance. Rest in peace, Uncle Mike. You are not forgotten.

Robert Falardeau
Great grand-nephew

November 11, 2013

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

Officer 11169

April 30, 2012

Only 22 years old and with less than a year "on the job" and you are sadly struck down. This marks the 125th anniversary of your sacrifice. You will not be forgotten by the CPD. Thank you.

Detective Thomas Downes

November 9, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 124th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 11, 2009

You are rememberd today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, NH

November 6, 2007

Its been 100 years since your tour of duty I just wanted to let you know that you have NOT been forgoten R.J.Gandy 9/23/2005. God bless.

Richard J. Gandy
Tow truck driver

September 24, 2005

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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