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John O'Connell

Birth
Ireland
Death
1 Jul 1869 (aged 30–31)
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
52314944 View Source

MORTUARY REPORT FOR LOUISVILLE, JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY:
JOHN O'CONNELL. Cause of Death: Gunshot wound,.accidental shooting by fellow police officers, mistaken identity. Died on 07/01/1869, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Occupation: Policeman. Doctor: Coroner. Residence: Preston, Green and Jefferson Streets. Buried on July 02, 1869 at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (St. John's). Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky in 1838. Male, White, Married. Age at the time of death: 31 years old.

UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS MORTALITY SCHEDULE FOR LOUISVILLE, JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY:
U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule Year ending June 01, 1870: Born in Ireland, United Kingdom, in 1838. Listed Age: 30 years old. Occupation: Policeman. Cause of Death: Pistol Shot Wound. Date of Death: 07/01/1869.

COURTESY OF SUPPORTING HEROES ORGANIZATION: Officer O'Connell was accidentally shot and killed by other officers who mistook him for a burglary suspect. Officer O'Connell and two other officers stopped to talk with a female friend. Two of the officers jokingly attempted to grab Officer O'Connell under the arms. Laughing, Officer O'Connell broke away and started to run. The two officers yelled "stop, thief" as he was running away. Officers who were nearby, who did not know Officer O'Connell was a policeman, opened fire, striking Officer O'Connell in the back.








MORTUARY REPORT FOR LOUISVILLE, JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY:
JOHN O'CONNELL. Cause of Death: Gunshot wound,.accidental shooting by fellow police officers, mistaken identity. Died on 07/01/1869, in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky. Occupation: Policeman. Doctor: Coroner. Residence: Preston, Green and Jefferson Streets. Buried on July 02, 1869 at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery (St. John's). Born in Louisville, Jefferson County, Ky in 1838. Male, White, Married. Age at the time of death: 31 years old.

UNITED STATES FEDERAL CENSUS MORTALITY SCHEDULE FOR LOUISVILLE, JEFFERSON COUNTY, KENTUCKY:
U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedule Year ending June 01, 1870: Born in Ireland, United Kingdom, in 1838. Listed Age: 30 years old. Occupation: Policeman. Cause of Death: Pistol Shot Wound. Date of Death: 07/01/1869.

COURTESY OF SUPPORTING HEROES ORGANIZATION: Officer O'Connell was accidentally shot and killed by other officers who mistook him for a burglary suspect. Officer O'Connell and two other officers stopped to talk with a female friend. Two of the officers jokingly attempted to grab Officer O'Connell under the arms. Laughing, Officer O'Connell broke away and started to run. The two officers yelled "stop, thief" as he was running away. Officers who were nearby, who did not know Officer O'Connell was a policeman, opened fire, striking Officer O'Connell in the back.








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