Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant John J. O'Connor

Nahant Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, July 27, 1961

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Reflections for Sergeant John J. O'Connor

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 27, 2020

Sgt. O'Connor, yesterday marked the 58th anniversary of your tragic demise. No doubt that drunk never intended for anyone to be harmed, he just didn't want to go to jail. However, his actions DID bring about harm and I hope it ate at him for the rest of his life, then true justice was served. It wouldn't bring you back and all who knew and loved you best suffered the loss, but it would be a small bit of closure.

Brother, especially on this date, I hope you are resting well and that you will for all eternity. God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

July 28, 2019

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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.

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

January 20, 2013

51 Years after your death, your name will be added to the wall along with all of our other fallen Brothers and Sisters. Your sacrifice has not gone forgotten. May you rest in peace Brother John.


Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant Police Department

March 17, 2012

Sgt. O'Connor,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nahant. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



July 27, 2011

Sgt. O'Connor, I'm glad you have been added to this site and that your sacrifice will now be known by all. Thank you for your 28 years of service to the people of Nahant and the Commonwealth as a whole.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 26, 2011

Thanks Sarge for your service, dedication and sacrifice.

Sgt. T. Henshaw
Bell Gardens Police Dept., CA

February 24, 2011

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