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Patrolman Patrick O'Meara

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, August 5, 1872

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Reflections for Patrolman Patrick O'Meara

Patrolman O’Meara,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy:


United States Border Patrol

August 5, 2022

Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 5, 2020

Officer O'Meara's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 3-1-18 to remember and honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
Richton Park Police (IL)

March 1, 2018

It has been 141 years since your ultimate sacrifice, but that does not matter. The CPD will never forget. thank you for your service.

Detective Thomas Downes

August 26, 2013

Thank you for your kind words about my great-great-grandfather. He left a wonderful legacy. His youngest son, my great-grandfather James J. O'Meara, who was three on the day his father was buried, was a state representative and the chief plumbing inspector for the city of Chicago. His daughter was my beautiful grandmother, and he was Grandpa to my mom, who has fond memories. I gave my youngest child O'Meara as her middle name, in his honor.

Marianne Kaiser
Great-great-granddaughter of Officer Patrick O'Meara

February 2, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 141rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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.

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Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 31, 2013

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

Officer 11169

April 30, 2012

On the 136th anniversary of Officer O’Meara’s death, we honored his service during roll call by reading his entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job.

Officer O’Meara is gone, but not forgotten.

Sergeant Jeffrey W. Timmons
First Responder Unit
United States Capitol Police
Washington, D.C.


August 5, 2008

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Chicago Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Patrolman O'Meara deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Patrolman O'Meara is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

June 8, 2006

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