P-O- Joseph O'Connor #3704

P.O. Joseph A. O'Connor #3704

Name: O'Connor, Joseph A.
Star: 3704
Rank: Patrolman
District / Unit: 001 Precinct
End of Watch: 04-Nov-1917
Incident Details: Police Officer Joseph O’Connor, 34, was assigned to the 1st Precinct.

On October 30, 1917, Officer O’Connor was with a companion when a man began to verbally harass and instigate an altercation.   The man, O.W. Osborne, drew a weapon and shot the officer.  Officer O’Connor was able to return fire and fatally wound Osborne.  Officer O’Connor succumbed to his injuries at St. Luke’s Hospital on November 4.

Officer O’Connor’s funeral mass was held at Our Lady of Angels Church and he was laid to rest in Mount Carmel Cemetery.  He was survived by his wife.