Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Quin Edward O'Brien

Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, June 22, 1978

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Reflections for Sergeant Quin Edward O'Brien

I started in 1977 and knew them only briefly. Both well respected officers. I worked that evening. A very somber night.

Jeff Meyer, Detective (Ret)
Waukesha County Sheriff's Dept

June 21, 2023

Dear Uncle Quinn and all your family and children and my Dad your brother who loved you so much i think of you so often . You gave 25 years of your life to law enforcement to protect and serve . Your Dad was a Wisconsin state senator and also served the people . I hope you and your brothers and parents are all together again . Hugs and love your niece Kathleen O’Brien

Kathleen OBrien

December 11, 2022

I remember the day you passed dear uncle Quin. I was a young child and my Dad(your brother Jerry) got the call to come immediately. We were in Mammoth on vacation and I remember looking at my poor dad‘s face unsure exactly what was happening at the moment but I felt the weight of his grief. You died in the line of duty, a respected officer taken from your family too soon by a (nameless) man/prisoner who grabbed a gun and shot you senselessly. I remain very proud of you and your service as do my brothers and sisters. My Dad is now with you and uncle Pat in heaven laughing and playing pool.

Angel O'Brien

November 21, 2021

Uncle Quinn- today there was a tragic accident and I know if you were alive you would have been there helping . This bright up a lot of emotion for me because it brought you to my mind and heart . My Dad your baby brother loved you so much and missed you horribly after you left us in 1978 . I hope you and dad and uncle Pat are in heaven with your Mom and Dad and enjoying being together . Uncle Quinn you were a hero the day someone took your life in the line of duty amd I will never forget you . Hugs to you and all your children who grew up without a dad . I love you

Kathleen Sunshine OBrien

November 21, 2021

On behalf of the acting U.S. Attorney, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, and support staff for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, we honor law enforcement officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice. During National Police Week the focus is even greater that we never forget the deputies and their families. Today, May 13th, 2021, we honor and remember you Sgt. O'Brien. Rest in Peace.

United States Attorney's Office

May 13, 2021

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)

June 21, 2020

i still to this day I remember that day in the courtroom. has never lefted me.hope I never have to go thru this ever again!!!rip my friend


March 25, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant O'Brien.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 9, 2019

Thinking of you and your family today on the anniversary of your death. We remember this day well and you are not forgotten RIP Quin
Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc Police
Deborah Roelandts (retired 911 )

Chief John Roelandts (retired)
Town of Oconomowoc Police

June 22, 2017

My father died a hero, trying to save lives and stop a prisoner from taking them. Quin was fortunate: how many of us leave this existence in such a grand manner...


June 22, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 22, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 34th anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

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

November 28, 2012

Hi Dad,
I miss you.

Barbara Jean Ann O'Brien

Barbara O'Brien

June 22, 2012

Happy Father's Day Dad. I love and miss you very much, and may God hold you in the hollow of his hand, until we meet again!

Colleen Patricia O'Brien

June 17, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

April 9, 2012

Happy Father's Day. I know it's been awhile and I'm sorry for that. I got married, finally, on Jan. 18th, 2011. He's wonderful and you would love him as I do. I miss you terribly.
Till we meet again, I LOVE & MISS YOU,ALWAYS.

Colleen Patricia Maureen O'Brien

June 19, 2011

Well, I did it Dad. At 52 I went to college and became a Phlebotomist. My final exam I got a 93 and an A for the course. I wish you could be here to see me gradute, but you will be, in my heart. I miss you so much!

Love you


October 16, 2010

I sing for you..."Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling.
From glen to glen, and down the mountain side.
The summer's gone, and all the roses falling.
'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide...and I Love You So."

Blair O'Brien

April 25, 2010

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at yor back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields.... and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. We Love and Miss You!

Colleen Patricia Maureen O'Brien

March 18, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day I hope you and Pat are having a green Beer. LOVE YOU


March 17, 2010

Even though you are gone,you are still with me in my heart and mind. I think about you always, and miss you terribly. I Love You Dad.

Mary O'Brien

March 13, 2010

If you get there before I do, don't give up on me.
I'll meet you when my time is through, I don't know how long I'll be. So between now and then, til' I see you again, I Love You Dad.

Colleen Patricia O'Brien

March 11, 2010

There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you. I know that you are with me,I Feel you around me. You would be so proud of all your Children and Grandchildren and what they have made of their lives Always in my heart. Love You DAD Sharon

Sharon A Harris

March 11, 2010

My Uncle Quinn is one of my heroes....a brave brave man


February 20, 2010

Love you Brother Jerry


February 20, 2010

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