Detective William J. O'Brien

Photo of Detective William J. O'Brien
End of Watch: Wed, Mar 16th, 1949
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 31 years
Age: 68

Survivors

He was survived by his wife and daughters.

Incident

Detective O'Brien was shot and killed while making a routine check on a pawnshop. As he entered the shop he interrupted a robbery which was taking place and was shot in the chest. The two suspects then shot and wounded the owners before fleeing with stolen property.

Both suspects were later apprehended, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life in prison.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Agency

Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212
Colonel Sam Dotson

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