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Patrolman Patrick Joseph O'Connor

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, November 24, 1971

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Reflections for Patrolman Patrick Joseph O'Connor

RIP brother. Glad that you’re still remembered.

Police officer, retired.

November 24, 2022

Rest in peace Patrolman O' Connor.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 3, 2022

Patrolman O’Connor,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy,


United States Border Patrol

November 24, 2021

I remember seeing my dad cry for the first time and probably one of the only times. I was 7 and my dad just found out his friend, Pat O’Connor passed away. My dad is ill with Lewy Body Dementia and in a nursing home. His name is John Sheehan and I don’t really remember his family but have thought of them over the years. I remember him having four children and that made me sad. I hope the O’Connor family is well and know my dad talked of him often. So sorry for your loss.

Terry Sheehan Abate

April 5, 2020

Rest in Peace , my friend. I recently met your family and you would be so proud. They are wonderful, kind and loving people. God Bless you and your family.

Detective Maureen O'Dea
Suffolk County Police Dept

June 4, 2018

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

November 24, 2017

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman O'Connor and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 19, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 24, 2011

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 20, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 26, 2007


Detective Jim Mulligan

May 5, 2006

God Bless you and your family for your courage and sacrifice. I am honored to know your relatives, the finest police officers I know. Please watch over us, especially your Brothers in the Yonkers Police. God bless you Pat, God Bless ESU, "Anytime, Anywhere."

Yonkers, PD.

February 20, 2005

Rest easy, brother. You are not forgotten. Never. You are a hero.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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