Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James R. O'Connor, IV

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, March 13, 2020

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Reflections for Sergeant James R. O'Connor, IV

I offer my deepest condolences to the friends and family of officer O'Connor.

Jacob K
GAVC Grundy Area Vocational Center Criminal Justice 2

March 9, 2022

I cannot believe it has been a year. Seems so much longer. Your murderer should not have been on the street in the first place. That is what makes your passing even more tragic. Thank you for being a good friend to my relative. You are a hero. Strength to your family.

Maureen Walls
Former Philadelphia citizen

March 13, 2021

Hard to believe a year has gone by already. May God Bless your family and loved ones, especially those continuing the tour of duty, and the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department. In a time where everything is politicized, our “leaders” seem to be every bit as dangerous to LE as the bad people out there, and it’s popular to vilify the police and treat the evildoers as victims, I pray for the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department and LE everywhere. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

March 13, 2021

Till Valhalla brother

Sgt Vielehr

October 28, 2020

My deepest condolences!

Dawn Tarlip

September 28, 2020

Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine, et lux perpetua luceat ei. Requiescant in pace. Amen.

Sancte Michael Archangele

September 27, 2020

Thx for you’re service Sergeant O’Connor

Police explorer Justin Thornton

July 11, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

Rest in peace brother.q

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

April 4, 2020

I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers. RIP.

Retired Fire Lieutenantm Frank J Corasa
Baltimore City Fire Department

April 4, 2020

May he rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I will do everything in my power to achieve justice.

Anthony J. Voci
Chief, Homicide Unit, Philadelphia DA's Office

April 3, 2020

To the family of Sergeant James R. O'Connor, IV, friends, Commissioner Danielle Outlaw and the Philadelphia Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you all close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16 & 17

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

April 3, 2020

Thank you for your service to the people of Philadelphia. Prayers for your family. RIP

MSgt (Ret) Danny Avery
US Air Force

March 30, 2020

Sgt. O'Connor,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

March 30, 2020

RIP Jimmy, Thank you for all that you've done, you're a brother and a mentor. We love you..

M. Womick

March 30, 2020

RIP brother. I pray for for survivors, family, friends and colleagues. Thank you for your continued service to duty, public service, and courage. I pray for your guardian Angels to protect all the active men and women Leo's.

Lieutenant René Barraza
Albuquerque Police Department

March 28, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

March 25, 2020



March 25, 2020

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

March 23, 2020

Rest in Peace Sergeant O'Connor. Thank you for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Cpl. Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

March 23, 2020

Peace and blessings to you and your family

Karlene Dunn (civilian) Karlene Dunn

March 22, 2020

Rest easy brother, thank you for your service. May your Sacrifice and memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 21, 2020

Thank you for your service sir, GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

March 20, 2020

Rest in peace. No doubt you will never be forgotten. I was happy to hear your handcuffs went on the scumbag that took your life. To the O'Connor family our sincere condolences. Another senseless killing all by a guy just doing his job to protect & serve. Very sad.

Louis DeBenedittis
Retired, Department of Defense, Navy

March 20, 2020

Rest in peace Cpl. O'Connor. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the PPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

March 19, 2020

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