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Special Agent Daniel Emmett O'Connor

United States Department of State - Diplomatic Security Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, December 21, 1988

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Reflections for Special Agent Daniel Emmett O'Connor

Dan was a good guy that I went to high school with in Boston.

Rick Sheehan
friend from Dorchester and Columbus High School in Boston.

January 16, 2021

Special Agent Daniel Emmett O'Connor will never ever be forgotten for his service to our nation. May his soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 27, 2019

Special Agent Daniel Emmett O'Connor will never ever be forgotten for his service to our nation. May his soul forever rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

September 27, 2019

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 23rd 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 who was murdered in the 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 who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 21, 2011

Thinking of you today with the release of one of the Libyan hijackers. You will never be forgotten.


August 21, 2009

Dan.I was on post1 the morning of December 22.That was one of the hardest days of my life. you were a great friend and a true profesional.You will always be remembered,SEMPER FI

Todd Younger
Msg on duty American Emb Nicosia

November 29, 2008

Thank you SA O'Connor for your service and dedication. May your name and memory be everlasting to all. R.I.P.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

March 28, 2008

"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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 27, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, NH

December 21, 2007

Thank you for your service and dedication to our country. May you rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

January 30, 2007

Rest In Peace.

D. Paul, Special Agent

December 21, 2006

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 15, 2006

Dan you are missed and set the bar high for agents to follow. We think of you guys often.

Special Agent

October 9, 2004

I'm proud to be a member of the organization you gave your life for. DSS and the DSSAA remember your sacrifice throughout the year and during police week at the memorial

Proud member of DSS.

Special Agent C.W.
U.S. Dept of State- DSS

May 16, 2004

You served your country with honor. America is grateful for your service. Today all three of my children serve their country as federal law enforcement officers. One son is a Special Agent with the Diplomatic Security Service. He has told me of your sacrifice. Rest in Peace. Well Done.

Special Agent in Charge (Ret)
U.S.Customs Service

March 19, 2004


Every officer who died for us should have a reflection. Rest in peace sir. You will not be forgotton. You died a hero.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

February 27, 2004

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