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

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

anonymous
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...

Daughter
Family

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
Texas

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
daughter

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
daughter

June 17, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

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

April 9, 2012

Dad,
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

Colleen Patricia Maureen O'Brien
Daughter

June 19, 2011

Dad,
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

Colleen
Daughter

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
Daughter

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
Daughter

March 18, 2010

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

Sharon
Daughter

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
Daugfhter

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
Daughter

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
Daughter

March 11, 2010

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

LEO O'BRIEN
NEPHEW

February 20, 2010

MAY GOD ALLWAYS HOLD YOU IN THE HOLLOW OF HIS HAND
Love you Brother Jerry

Anonymous

February 20, 2010

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 24, 2008

Quin you served M.P.D. and W.K.S.O. with pride were all very proud of you. May you rest in pease.

Captain Terry Martorano (ret.)
Waukesha county Sheriff Department

February 23, 2008

You served with honor, dignity and integrity. You are a hero.

Wisconsin L.E.O.

August 21, 2006

Quinn me Lad, Here it's been 24 years since that awful day in the court room. All of the old crowd have retired and a number have passed on. Still miss your Irish wit and ready smile. Rest easy Quinn you served your country & county proudly in the military, police & sheriff's department.

Sgt. Danny O'Toole (ret)
Menomonee Falls Police

April 9, 2004

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