Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Sean Michael O'Connell, Jr.

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Friday, May 31, 2013

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Reflections for Trooper Sean Michael O'Connell, Jr.

Rest in heavenly peace on this your 7 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

May 31, 2020

Having crossed the Trooper Sean M. O'Connell bridge in Skagit County, Washington countless times, it felt appropriate to pay my respects. My recent life experiences have led me to have a deeper and greater appreciation for law enforcement, and though I have no memory of the event in which you were killed, I acknowledge all of your service (including the Navy) as well as the positivity you have put forth to help all of us in our life journey as human beings from the life lessons you teach from your very existence on this planet. Condolences to your family. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace.

Fair Winds and Following Seas

Eric C. Johnson
U.S. Navy Veteran

August 22, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 13, 2018

To Sean's family, friends and co-workers, Sean and I went to middle and high school together in New York. He was my neighbor and best friend. We lost touch of one another after I moved away in 1989. We rode dirt bikes together almost everyday!!! Last night I decided to look up Sean, to see if I could reconnect with him and to my horror and disbelief I learned that he was killed in the line of duty.
"Sean man" we were so much alike as kids and as adults it was amazing to know that we took the same path in life and became LEOs.
May the Lord bless you and your family! May the lord keep you in the light of his face!! RIP my brother!!

Lieutenant Joe Casola
Citrus County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

September 4, 2017

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

May 31, 2015

Thinking of you this day Trooper. Rest easy Sir.

Captain "Irish" Mike McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

May 31, 2015

I'm certain there is a special place in heaven for those who put their lives in danger so that others will be safe. Officer O'Connell is certainly in a beautiful and loving safe place now.

Pam Garland

December 4, 2013

God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

October 25, 2013

Although much too soon, you've earned your rest. Sleep well, Brother. You've made us all proud!

Detective Dan Daly (ret)

October 4, 2013

As the daughter of a fallen officer, my heart goes out to your family and thank you for your service.


September 13, 2013

Rest in peace brother we will take it from here. Thank you for your service.

provincial constable marty lalonde
ontario provincial police

August 6, 2013

God Bless you Trooper O'Connell. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.

Chris Walley
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department

July 24, 2013

Thank you for your sacrifice you're a true American hero may you rest in peace

Nick, Student 17
None yet

July 18, 2013

Trooper O'Connell,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as an LEO but for our Country as well when you served in the USN. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

U.S. Border Patrol

July 9, 2013

Whatever our duty, or wherever we serve, we are all brothers and sisters in this most honorable calling. We have lost yet another brother who we must never forget.

My deepest sympathy to both his family and his law enforcement family. My thoughts and prayers are with them. May he rest in eternal peace.

Sgt. Tom Waller, Cincinnati P.D., Ret.
Greater Cincinnati Police Museum

July 3, 2013

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

Ptlm F J Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

June 30, 2013

My sincere condolences to his family and colleagues. From Spain a fellow of the Guardia Civil.

Tú nos dijiste que la muerte
no es el final del camino,
que aunque morimos no somos,
carne de un ciego destino.

Tú nos hiciste, tuyos somos,
nuestro destino es vivir,
siendo felices contigo,
sin padecer ni morir.

Cuando la pena nos alcanza
por un compañero perdido,
cuando el adiós dolorido
busca en la Fe su esperanza.

En Tu palabra confiamos
con la certeza que Tú
ya le has devuelto a la vida,
ya le has llevado a la luz.
Ya le has devuelto a la vida,
ya le has llevado a la luz

Cuando, Señor, resucitaste,
todos vencimos contigo
nos regalaste la vida,
como en Betania al amigo.

Si caminamos a tu lado,
no va a faltarnos tu amor,
porque muriendo vivimos
vida más clara y mejor.

You told us that death
not the end of the road,
that although we are not die,
flesh of a blind fate.

You made us, we are yours,
our destiny is to live,
being happy with you,
without suffering or dying.

When the penalty reaches us
for a lost companion,
when the pain goodbye
searches Faith hope.

In Your word trust
with the certainty that you
and have you back to life,
and you've been light.
You've already brought back to life,
and you've been light

When, Lord, rose again,
beat you all
you gave us life,
as in Bethany's friend.

If we walk by your side,
will not fail us your love,
because dying live
clearer and better life.

Guardia Civil
Guardia Civil

June 29, 2013

To the family and friends of Trooper Sean O'Connell and to his fellow troopers:

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Sean was killed.

To Sean's family, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Trooper O'Connell gave to his community and the citizens of Washington, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 31, 2013.

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

June 27, 2013

Rest In Peace....

John Ruth, AEMD Comm. Specialist
MOMR, Farmers Branch,TX

June 26, 2013

Almost nothing is more tragic than this, when an officer dies. It does not matter how he dies (unless he lived a nice full retirement) Without them and their true bravery, this world would be so much more worst. Little do many people realize how much we owe to these brave men and women.
Words are simply inadequate to comfort those who are directly effected by the loss of Officer OConnell. Wish words did work, i would say more.
The Lord bless thee and keep thee.

Just another kid on the block.

June 22, 2013

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Trooper Sean O'Connell and the Washington State Patrol during this time. Thank you, Trooper O'Connell, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

June 22, 2013

I will never forget the way WSP Sean O'Connell was always so kind and respectful to everyone he met.I am honored to say I got to meet him and talk to him a few times in the past few years Sean Will be forever missed by all. Everyone needs to meet someone as kind as Sean more often. My prayers will forever be with The O'Connell family and with Washington State Patrol I am so appreciated that they share his life celebration with the public. I have a whole new respect for First Responders.

Chris Danielsen Law Enforcement Supporter
Sean O'Connell M-1076 was the Greatest State Trooper Ever

June 22, 2013

Rest in peace my brother and may god bless your family and co-workers.


June 21, 2013

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
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Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell, Wy Police Department

June 20, 2013

You were a hero in the military, in your service to your community & may your family rest in the fact they were loved by a true hero.

Mother of a Sgt
Colorado Springs PD

June 17, 2013

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