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John O'Brien

Birth
Death 25 Aug 1864
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Lot 10975, Section 117
Memorial ID 58813993 · View Source
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New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York


Patrolman O'Brien was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest a wanted fugitive. Patrolman O'Brien spotted the suspect as he walked his beat. Patrolman O'Brien pursued the suspect into a liquor store at the corner of 41st Street and 8th Avenue and attempted to arrest him. The suspect drew a pistol and shot Patrolman O'Brien in the head.
He died on August 25, 1864. - Thanks!

Although wounded, Patrolman O'Brien pursued the suspect to 40th street, where he collapsed from loss of blood. Patrolman O'Brien was removed to the hospital where he died four days later from his wounds.

The suspect was apprehended 14 years later and charged with murder.

Patrolman O'Brien was assigned to the 19th Precinct at the time.


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  • Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
  • Added: 17 Sep 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 58813993
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John O'Brien (unknown–25 Aug 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 58813993, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by T.V.F.T.H. (contributor 46496806) .